Artist depicts Angel-ina

An artist has painted Angelina Jolie as a religious icon in a piece to be displayed at the Art Miami Fair in Miami Beach this weekend. According to the artist's website, "This painting addresses the celebrity worship cycle. The title, 'Blessed Art Thou,' is taken from a line in the Catholic prayer 'Hail Mary': '...blessed art thou among women.' Our culture is deifying celebrities, but in the bible, it is the meek who are blessed, so the title presents a question for the viewer to ponder... Angelina Jolie was chosen as the subject because of her unavoidable presence in the media, the world-wide anticipation of her child, her 'unattainable' beauty and the good that she is doing in the world through her example, which adds another layer to the already complicated questions surrounding her status."

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