Searching for a particular book
Posted 08 February 2005 - 01:44 PM
In the story, a painter discovers a hidden masterpiece, a painting by an old Dutch (I think) master, a painting of the Crucifixion. What is special about this painting is that everyone who looks at it sees their own face somewhere in the crowd of onlookers, but when anyone else looks at it, they don't see the other person, they see themselves. The painter goes on a journey to try to track down who the artist was, and how he pulled off that feat.
I remember in one scene, the painter shows the picture to a black limousine driver friend of his (named "Maxwell", if I'm not mistaken) who is a devout Christian. Maxwell is crushed to see himself as the Roman Centurion whipping Christ, and thinks the painter painted him into the picture maliciously. But to the painter's eyes, there are no black people in the painting.
Recent discussions about the Passion of the Christ, and some of the quotes on the side of the main page have brought this story back to my mind, though truthfully i remember it several times a year anyway.
Like I said, I have been unable to track the story down again. Does anyone here know the story I am talking about?
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