50s Madonnas

50s Madonnas50s Madonnas
made in Australia

A timber framed image, a metal wall plaque and two plastic icons- all starring the Madonna- as seen through the lens of history from the 50s. Beautiful, slim and oh-so Caucasian, Mary is also quietly assertive, if somewhat humourless. At least she doesn’t look like a hippy, unlike the unfortunate rendering of Joseph.

I have been collecting Madonnas for the better part of twenty years and it’s the Mary’s from the 50s that appeal the most. Contemporary Mother of God’s look harried and cross and seem to have hastily applied make-up; but by contemporary I mean the 70s since the renderings & images seem to have stopped then. Where are the 2014 Mary’s?

This set is for sale: $AUD55

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2 thoughts on “50s Madonnas

  1. Kitsch as kitsch can 😉 I am not sure if I should press the like button here. Not in the normal sense of doing so :-))

  2. ha! yes totally. it would be better if the ‘like’ button was more ‘i appreciate the sarcasm’ button. or maybe just for me and my blog a ‘kitch’ button.

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