WTF: 🙈 🙈 🙈 3/10
It’s nuns like you’ve never, ever seen them before.
Bringing wild dreams and all kinds of controversial thoughts into painted reality, Christina Ramos is making us do multiple double takes upon scrolling through her collection of nun paintings.
Incredibly tongue-in-cheek, Ramos paints nuns in unexpected scenarios, seemingly sinning and wearing saucy lingerie beneath their habits or flipping through the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine.
It’s uncommon, it’s unsuspecting, and it’s kind of hard to look away.
A specialist in figurative realism, Ramos manages to portray a fine balance between thought-provoking and chuckle-worthy, featuring the nuns in a light-hearted light, with a playful tone throughout her work.
Whether it’s a nun indulging in a hearty slice of chocolate cake or photobombing the Pope’s images, Ramos’ nun paintings touch on the controversial, yet somehow manage to get away with it in fleeting style. The underlying message appears to be that we are all humans at the end of the day. On some level these ‘bad’ nuns are as much ‘bad’ as the moms in the movie ‘Bad Moms’ – really, somehow, not at all.
Charming and colourful, take a scroll through all of Ramos’ nun paintings below. They’ll definitely make you smile next time you see a nun passing by.
All images cr: Christina Ramos
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