Monday, 5 September 2016

A Critical Pietà


At first sight she seems to be bestowing food to the destitute; yet they are left with mere crumbs and in the epiphany of the one from the other lies the core of the discussion of the Canonization of Mother Teresa.

A critical pietà! Vasco Gargalo has not only achieved to fuse the ideality of her life's work with the reality of it; she is rendered in stark angles, perfecting the faithful sunken in prayer. 


Vasco Gargalo, The Holy Charity of Mother Theresa of Calcutta,
September 5, 2016.


The cartoon shown is courtesy of Vasco Gargalo and must not be reproduced without his permission.



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