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Human Representation Collection

"Exploring the Global Tapestry of Human Representation: From Icons to Statues, a Journey Across Continents" Embarking on a visual odyssey across continents

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Greek Orthodox icon of Christs resurrection, Thessalonica, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox icon of Christs resurrection, Thessalonica, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Respiratory system, cross-section, drawing

Respiratory system, cross-section, drawing
Medicine - Anatomy - Respiratory system. Drawing, section

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Painting of Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery

Painting of Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Mary Magdalene statue in Vezelay Basilica, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vezelay

Mary Magdalene statue in Vezelay Basilica, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vezelay, Yonne, Burgundy, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Painting of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Painting of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Painting of St. Martin sharing his coat, St. Gatien Cathedral, Tours, Indre-et-Loire

Painting of St. Martin sharing his coat, St. Gatien Cathedral, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Statue of St. Therese de Lisieux, Semur-en-Auxois, Cote d Or, Burgundy, France, Europe

Statue of St. Therese de Lisieux, Semur-en-Auxois, Cote d Or, Burgundy, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Taize icon, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe

Taize icon, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Virgen del Carmen tilework, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Virgen del Carmen tilework, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Thangka depicting White Tara goddess, Buddhist symbol of long life, Bhaktapur

Thangka depicting White Tara goddess, Buddhist symbol of long life, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Facial muscles of the human face (with labels)

Facial muscles of the human face (with labels)

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Ethiopian Coptic icon at the Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Ethiopian Coptic icon at the Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Mosaic of pilgrim on road to Santiago da Compostela, Lyon, Rhone, France, Europe

Mosaic of pilgrim on road to Santiago da Compostela, Lyon, Rhone, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Anatomy of human knee joint

Anatomy of human knee joint

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Thangka depicting White Tara goddess, Buddhist symbol of long life, Bhaktapur

Thangka depicting White Tara goddess, Buddhist symbol of long life, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Painting a thangka depicting White Tara goddess, Buddhist symbol of long life

Painting a thangka depicting White Tara goddess, Buddhist symbol of long life, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Manjushri, divinity of knowledge, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Manjushri, divinity of knowledge, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Temple of San Simon, also known as Maximon, Patron Saint of Gamblers and Drunks

Temple of San Simon, also known as Maximon, Patron Saint of Gamblers and Drunks, San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala, Central America

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Painting of the Wedding at Cana, in the Visitation Church in Ein Kerem, Israel

Painting of the Wedding at Cana, in the Visitation Church in Ein Kerem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Marys seven sorrows, Our Lady of Assumption church, Cordon, Haute-Savoie, France

Marys seven sorrows, Our Lady of Assumption church, Cordon, Haute-Savoie, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George slaying a dragon in St. Georges Orthodox church

Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George slaying a dragon in St. Georges Orthodox church, Madaba, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Statue of St. Andrew in St. Peters Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Statue of St. Andrew in St. Peters Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Greek Orthodox icon depicting Virgin and Child, Thessalonica, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox icon depicting Virgin and Child, Thessalonica, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: The Last Supper by Philippe de Champaigne, painted around 1652, Louvre Museum, Paris

The Last Supper by Philippe de Champaigne, painted around 1652, Louvre Museum, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Jesuss sacred heart, Auxerre, Yonne, Burgundy, France, Europe

Jesuss sacred heart, Auxerre, Yonne, Burgundy, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Gaudi chimneys on roof of Casa Mila (La Pedrera), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona

Gaudi chimneys on roof of Casa Mila (La Pedrera), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: The Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: The Old Market Hall and Robert Clive statue, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

The Old Market Hall and Robert Clive statue, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Stained glass depicting St. Dominic at Saint-Honore d Eylau church

Stained glass depicting St. Dominic at Saint-Honore d Eylau church, Paris, Ile de France, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Human brain anatomy, lateral view

Human brain anatomy, lateral view

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Italy, Venice, Antipope

Italy, Venice, Antipope
Max Ernst (1891-1976), The Antipope, 1941

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Melkite icon of the Holy Family returning to Nazareth, Nazareth, Galilee, Israel

Melkite icon of the Holy Family returning to Nazareth, Nazareth, Galilee, Israel, Middle East

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: France, Paris, Femme a la guitare (Woman with a guitar)

France, Paris, Femme a la guitare (Woman with a guitar)
Georges Braque (1882-1963), Femme a la Guitare (Woman with a Guitar), 1913

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Italy, The Disturbing muses

Italy, The Disturbing muses
Giorgio De Chirico (1888-1978), The Disturbing Muses, ca. 1956

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Black-figure pottery, Attic vase of Exekias depicting Achilles and Ajax playing dice, detail

Black-figure pottery, Attic vase of Exekias depicting Achilles and Ajax playing dice, detail
Greek civilization, 6th century b.C. Black-figure pottery. Attic vase of Exekias depicting Achilles and Ajax playing dice. Detail

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Thangka painting of Sujata giving milk rice to Buddha, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Thangka painting of Sujata giving milk rice to Buddha, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: White elephant tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

White elephant tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Stained glass depicting St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Daughters of Charity congregation

Stained glass depicting St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Daughters of Charity congregation, at Saint-Honor? d Eylau church, Paris, Ile de France, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Gargoyle of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Gargoyle of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
The gargoyles are an essential part of the history of the cathedral, and a key aspect of the site. The gargoyles main purpose is very practical

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Buddha statues in Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Asia

Buddha statues in Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Illustration of human lymphatic system

Illustration of human lymphatic system

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands), UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cave or series

Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands), UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cave or series of caves located in the province of Santa Cruz, 163 km south of the town of Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Interior of Musee D Orsay Art Gallery, Paris, France, Europe

Interior of Musee D Orsay Art Gallery, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: The ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site, Minoan civilization

The ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site, Minoan civilization, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageHuman Representation Collection: Person photographing the Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley, Gateshead

Person photographing the Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, Europe




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"Exploring the Global Tapestry of Human Representation: From Icons to Statues, a Journey Across Continents" Embarking on a visual odyssey across continents, we encounter diverse manifestations that transcend borders and beliefs. In Thessalonica, Greece, an awe-inspiring Greek Orthodox icon depicting Christ's resurrection stands as a testament to faith and spiritual rejuvenation. Meanwhile, in Kathmandu, Nepal, we are captivated by a painting of Avalokitesvara - the Buddha of Compassion - emanating serenity and empathy. Venturing further into Europe's cultural tapestry, Vezelay Basilica in France unveils a striking Mary Magdalene statue. Its presence within this UNESCO World Heritage Site resonates with centuries-old devotion and reverence. At St. Gatien Cathedral in Tours, France, an enchanting painting portrays St. Martin selflessly sharing his coat with another—a timeless symbol of compassion transcending time. Journeying to Geneva, Switzerland brings us face-to-face with the Taize icon—an embodiment of unity amidst diversity—reflecting the city's cosmopolitan spirit. Semur-en-Auxois in Burgundy introduces us to St. Therese de Lisieux's statue; her unwavering devotion inspires countless pilgrims seeking solace and guidance. In Andalucia's Malaga region lies Virgen del Carmen tilework—a vibrant mosaic celebrating spirituality intertwined with local traditions—a testament to collective identity rooted deep within Spanish culture. Returning once more to Nepal's Kopan monastery reveals Green Tara—Buddhist symbolizing prosperity—radiating hope for those who seek abundance beyond material wealth. Our journey continues at Our Lady of Assumption church in Cordon where Mary’s seven sorrows remind us of shared humanity through life’s trials. Finally arriving at Kopan monastery in Kathmandu again presents Manjushri—the divine embodiment of knowledge—who guides seekers towards enlightenment amid the bustling city's spiritual energy.