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why do they paint jesus looking europeon?

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why do they paint jesus looking europeon?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Mr. Gregory White replied 5 years ago.
Great question since Jesus was from the Middle East and would have had a far darker appearance than those depicted in common paintings. Until the Renaissance period, the depictions of Jesus were far different from today. Starting in the Renaissance period, they began to have a more "idealized" version of Jesus with a more Western appearance and that is the one that we still use as a more common form today.
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