They portray Jesus the way they do because historically, Christianity was a European religion and the early Christians wanted to make Jesus appear as someone who would be like themselves.
The popular "image" people have come to accept today of a Caucasian Jesus is the result of the works of the Renaissance painters who were primariy commissioned by the church and the wealthy of that time... which had its base in Europe as mentioned above.
The church had the "final say-so," however, as to how Jesus would consistently look in the frescos and paintings before the famous portrait painters and sculptors of the time would have proceeded.
Jesus was most likely a Caucasian, as he was probably a Semitic person. Semites are a class of the Caucasoid race.
In popular Arthurian art work he is portrayed as being Caucasian.
Jesus was Semitic, which is a category of the Caucasoid race. However, he was not "white".
In Matthew's Gospel Jesus is Portrayed as a Saviour who has come to fulfill the law, no to abolish it.
Europeans are predominately Caucasian and Christian.
Hannibal was a Lithuanian-American, meaning that he was most likely closer to Caucasian or Arabic than any other race. Hannibal is typically portrayed by Caucasian actors.
Yes, she was probably a Caucasian but with a slightly darker skin common to the Mediterranean countries.
Mary was caucasian.
Mostly Spanish, Procaine, Caucasian
Jews can be white
Ted Neeley portrayed Jesus Christ in the 1973 film "Jesus Christ Super Star".
in a very lifelike manner (APEX)
Until the 80's it was mostly a Caucasian nation, but today because of immigration, there is much more racial diversity. It's still considered a Caucasian country.
yes as jesus and the disciples portrayed at the last supper
The evangelist, or rather "the evangelists", portrayed Jesus in many ways - there are many evangelists both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament - but there is one thing in common in all their portrayals - He is both the Creator and the Saviour of the world.
I believe so. There is a reason for this which has nothing to do with the artists being racists. Jesus was a Jew. He is depicted in art as a Jewish person would look. I have noticed that when Hollywood makes a movie about Christ, He not only is caucasian but usually has blue eyes. It is almost certain Jesus was not blue eyed.
He is half African-American and half Caucasian. His mother was mostly of British ancestry, with some German, Swiss, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry as well.
No. James Caviezel played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ & is very much alive and so is Christian Bale who portrayed Jesus in Mary, Mother of Jesus.
AnswerNo. The New Testament describes Jesus as being Jewish, which in the firsst century period would have meant dark-skinned, with black hair. On the New Testament evidence, Jesus should have looked like a modern-day Arab or Sephardic Jew. Medieval European art began to depict Jesus as fair-skinned and Caucasian in appearance.
He appears mostly Caucasian and his faith is Modern Orthodox Judaism. His father was from Jerusalem, and his grandfather was Romanian.
Sharks are mostly portrayed as bad and evil. When in reality in real life you're more likely to get hit in the head with a coconut than to get bitten by a shark.
Renaissance artists portrayed religious figures such as Jesus and Mary.
The Pieta depicts Jesus as a grown man lying in the arms of Mary.