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This was in Monday's Globe & Mail (Review; R3); Monday, January 8, 2006:<br><br>
Blessed Art Thou by Kate Kretz features Angelina Jolie and her children depicted as the Virgin Mary hovering over a Wal-Mart checkout line is a painting and is sale for $50,000 (U.S.)<br><br>
It features an in-the-clouds naked Angelina standing there covered in the front (barely) w/ long flowing silk as her son Maddox and daughter Zahara standing naked on each side of her and holding baby Shiloh in her arms covered in slik. The artist is trying to make a social statement and stuff, but what I found fascinating is the fact that Maddox appears to be INTACT, just like Cambodian males are!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I can't stand her, but when she was on the news yesterday talking her normal blah blah blah, I wondered about her son's penis. If she's all about what she says she's is, then I would assume he's intact. So I guess I like her 1%. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Is the picture available to view online somewhere?
 

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<a href="http://katekretz.blogspot.com/2006/12/blessed-art-thou-2006-88-x-60-oil.html" target="_blank">Here</a><br><br>
I'd be FURIOUS if someone painted a nude portrait of my child(ren)!!!!
 

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Anybody consider the fact that maybe they painted him that way because ALL cherubs are painted that way and its supposed to mimic an old painting? Probably has nothing to do with if he's intact or not.
 

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i think he looks cut, you can see what appears to be the meatus (slit) and there is no cone shape or any thing to the end which would imply an infant foreskin. I think the artist just didnt pain't his glans dark or his scar line to give a more homoginized skin tone to the area so as not to be a focal point. I could be wrong though. I saw this painting online a couple days ago and thought it was hilarious. I'm sure Angelina doesnt like it but its not really about her, but a statement the artist was giving about american society.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i think he looks cut, you can see what appears to be the meatus (slit) and there is no cone shape or any thing to the end which would imply an infant foreskin. I think the artist just didnt pain't his glans dark or his scar line to give a more homoginized skin tone to the area so as not to be a focal point. I could be wrong though. I saw this painting online a couple days ago and thought it was hilarious. I'm sure Angelina doesnt like it but its not really about her, but a statement the artist was giving about american society.</div>
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Well, I guess so- if you blow it up to 400%. But still, its iffy either way.<br><br>
I mostly noticed the people in "Walmart"- who they chose to represent in there and what they wrote on the magazine covers!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">He's adopted, she may not have had a choice.</div>
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I know of people who have cut adopted babies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know of people who have cut adopted babies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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I thought that she meant that he may have been cut when he was adopted, not by Angelina Jolie.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd be FURIOUS if someone painted a nude portrait of my child(ren)!!!!</div>
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Considering that this is a person who once wore her hubby's blood in a vial around her neck and was quite vocal about her lustful attraction to her own brother, I'm guessing that Angie prolly thinks it's cool.<br><br>
And I'm sure she's lovin' the publicity - this photo is EVERYWHERE right now.
 

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What I don't understand is why is she depicted over a WALMART??? It makes the image of her and her children less beautiful to me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What I don't understand is why is she depicted over a WALMART??? It makes the image of her and her children less beautiful to me.</div>
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Tis a statement about American Culture idolizing celebrities in a deity type way.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Tis a statement about American Culture idolizing celebrities in a deity type way.</div>
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ahhh- that makes sense.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Anybody consider the fact that maybe they painted him that way because ALL cherubs are painted that way and its supposed to mimic an old painting? Probably has nothing to do with if he's intact or not.</div>
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Since I dought Angelina took them in to pose nude he probably used old italian masters paintings of cherubs as a model for the bodies, and of course they were intact.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought that she meant that he may have been cut when he was adopted, not by Angelina Jolie.</div>
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you're right - i;m an idiot.
 

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I think he looks cut, that little mushroom glans sticking out with no 'point', you know.<br><br>
Cambodians are of course not cut, I have seen hundreds as most kids under age 4 run around naked there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Here is a cute picture of mydaughter with some local kids(they had neverseen a little girl with that hair!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><a href="http://www.thekeoghfamily.photosite.com/CambodiaandVietnamTrip/CAMBODIASiemReapandAngkorWat/Cambodia_and_Vietnam_453.html" target="_blank">http://www.thekeoghfamily.photosite....etnam_453.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.thekeoghfamily.photosite.com/CambodiaandVietnamTrip/CAMBODIASiemReapandAngkorWat/Cambodia_and_Vietnam_456.html" target="_blank">http://www.thekeoghfamily.photosite....etnam_456.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.thekeoghfamily.photosite.com/CambodiaandVietnamTrip/CAMBODIASiemReapandAngkorWat/Cambodia_and_Vietnam_467.html" target="_blank">http://www.thekeoghfamily.photosite....etnam_467.html</a>
 

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Ilaria: Your kids are so beautiful! the photos are wonderful and ALL the kids are so cute. That trip must have been a fantastic experience for the whole family.<br><br>
But you see, the thing is, sometimes I guess there's the feeling in America that things in USA are more sophisticated = better. Many have simply lost touch with nature and don't trust it - or their own bodies for that matter - anymore. In other words, many people live under the impression that other cultures are only intact because they don't have the resources/education to know 'better'. How sad and how wrong.<br><br>
Having said that, an interesting comparison is with Western European countries where the differences in culture, education and the state of medicine are much less significant. Here, as you know, we're "medically sophisticated" (whatever that may mean) AND happily intact! (oh, and kids also run around naked when it's warm enough)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought that she meant that he may have been cut when he was adopted, not by Angelina Jolie.</div>
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Yeah I did. It wouldn't be the first time I wasn't clear!
 
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