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You've Never Seen The Virgin Mary Like This Before

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Artists have always had a soft spot for the Virgin Mary. From Michelangelo to Dali, the beloved female figure has been depicted time and time again in all her lapis lazuli glory. But no one has imagined the blessed character like French artist Soasig Chamaillard.

Chamaillard creates repurposed statuettes of the Virgin, turning Our Lady into pop culture stars like My Little Pony and Hello Kitty. She uses damaged or found miniatures of the Holy Virgin of Lourdes or Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, blending iconography from the realms of religious tradition and contemporary kitsch into results that can hardly be described without using the words "cute" and "adorable" at least twice. She told The Huffington Post in an e-mail she began her religious kitsch art after noticing that a statue of the Virgin she received from her father had been badly damaged. She then decided to restore it, with the idea of creating a more modern version of the Madonna as we would perceive her today. click here to read more

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