Apparently this painting of Mary, with a deep look in her eyes, is a forensic artist’s rendering of the Virgin Mary based on the image of our Lord on the Shroud of Turin, in combination with a painting by William-Adolphe_Bouguereau.
This is a “Tribute to one of my favourite painter William Bouguereau. This painting of Maria the virgin has been done in photoshop. The project was to paint an accurate face of Maria, matching the Christ’s face in the “Shroud of Turin”The top right icon, in the collage below, is based on the Shroud of Turin by Ann Chapman
I would like to quote from Our Lady Of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church because their reflection is beautiful and profound.
Is this the face of Mary?
This image of Our Lady has been floating around the internet of late. We understand that it is a forensic artist’s rendering of what the Virgin Mary might have looked like based on the image of our Lord on the Shroud of Turin. Since the Lord was the biological son of the Theotokos alone, any physical features of his face would have come directly from her. His eyes would have been her eyes. His face would have been a masculine version of her face. This idea is intriguing. While the Church has never stated definitively that the face in the Shroud of Turin is that of Our Lord, many believe it to be so. Starting with that assumption, and now with modern forensics, we can work backwards, and speculate what his Mother might have looked like. Could this beautiful face be the face of the Virgin Mother?. Bookmark the permalink.