“Infinite, and an infant.
Eternal, and yet born of a woman.
Almighty, and yet hanging on a woman’s breast.
Supporting the universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother’s arms.
King of angels, and yet the reputed son of Joseph.
Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter’s despised son.”

Charles Spurgeon

Michelangelo, Madonna and Child, c. 1525

Blessed Christmas, happy solstice, and joyous holiday to all 🙂

Grace and peace …

18 thoughts on “Savior

  1. Jennifer says:

    With all best wishes at Christmas and thank you for another year of ‘Museworthy’ 🙂 Jennifer xx

  2. roberta m says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for posting–Merry Christmas!

  3. cauartprof says:

    Peace and blessings to you Claudia! (and thanks for posting one of my favorite drawings of all time). Take care, Chris

    • artmodel says:

      Chris, and the same to you! As for this magnificent drawing, I had the privilege of seeing it right before my eyes at the Michelangelo show. I understand totally why it’s one of your favorites 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!


  4. Grier Horner says:

    Grace and Peace to you too, Claudia. Love the drawing. As for the poem, did Joseph really despise the baby Jesus? Merry Christmas.

    • artmodel says:


      So good to hear from you! Glad you like the drawing. Regarding the wording of the quote, I believe that Spurgeon meant that the child was despised by others as ‘the carpenter’s son’. Not that Joseph himself despised him.

      Thanks for your comments!


  5. Bill says:

    Such a great drawing — thank you. And best wishes to you for a most wonderful Christmas.

    • artmodel says:


      This drawing really has an effect on people, doesn’t it? And it was a joy to view it with you at the Met 🙂

      Thanks, and hope you had a great Christmas!


  6. Dave says:


    Thanks for sharing that superb drawing with us. Merry Christmas to you!

  7. Derek says:

    Merry Christmas My dear I jope you get the best

  8. Casey Klahn says:

    Happy New Year, Claudia! I hope your Christmas was great.

    • artmodel says:

      Casey, so great to hear from you! It’s been a long time. Wonderful to receive your comment and Christmas wishes. Thank you 🙂

      Happy New Year to you too! Many blessings …


  9. Gregory Bleck says:

    I feel so fortunate to have found you and your blog this past year. All the best going forward in 2018.

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