Baby Jesus–Shocking for its Time

    After centuries of paintings and illuminations of baby Jesus being depicted with hands blessing the viewer, or pointing to the Father or making a sign of “Logos” or “Peace,” the inevitable happened.  With one master painter named Giotto, art changed course toward realism.
    Here is the first such Madonna and Child: Jesus’ hand is at his mouth: he is sucking his fingers!
    I love that!