noli-me-tangere Painting of Mary Magdalene

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Acrylics on Canvas

“Noli Me Tangere”
Painting based on classical biblical theme. Mary Magdalene and Jesus.

“Noli Me Tangere” is the latin the phrase found in the Gospel of John. It’s original Greek meaning “stop clinging to me”, “don’t touch me”, “stop clinging to me”. “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father.” They are the words of Jesus Christ after his Resurrection and before his ascension to Heaven.

This describes the scene of broken hearted Mary Magdalene, recognizing Christ, and reaches out to Him.

It has been the iconographic theme of Christian art, as early as the late antiquity (the period between the 2nd and 8th Century. This tradition of painting this passionate scene lives on till today.

Read more about Mary Magdalene in Art.