Saturday, August 4, 2012

Madonna of the UFO

Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John  Attributed to Sebastiano Mainardi or Jacopo del Sellaio

This image is one of the more famous UFO in Art representations and as a result has gathered a lot of discussion and controversy. The reason why can be seen in the detail above, in the fact that there is a man and his dog aware of the object and peering up at it. 


  1. The painting represents the legendary meeting of the infant John the Baptist with Jesus on the return from Egypt. It was meant to being to mind the later scriptural event of the Baptism of Christ when "the heavens opened." Sorry, no UFO.