A new painting has been revealed and it has jews around the world kvetching, as it involves a subject that reveals an age-old practice of the chosen ones.
From Jerusalem Post:
Painter Giovanni Gasparo uploaded a picture of his canvas to his Facebook page on Tuesday. Titled Martirio di San Simonino da Trento (Simone Unverdorben), per omicidio rituale ebraico (The Martyrdom of St. Simon of Trento in accordance with Jewish ritual murder), the painting is very detailed, showing a group of hook-nosed Jews with peyot and yellow, uneven teeth strangling the child and draining his blood. Some of the Jews are also shown wearing kippot and shtreimels, with one in the center wearing a tallit over his head and shoulders. In addition, the child is shown with its arms outstretched, reminiscent of Jesus Christ on the cross as the Jews look on with apparent sadistic joy.
This is definitely not the first time the subject matter has been covered by artists.
Giuseppe Alberti, Martyrdom of Simonino da Trento, 1677, oil on canvas
It’s also not the first time jewish ritual murder has been covered here at the Tribune: