it's just my little personal twisted-fanart on a fragment of the unforgettable Carlo Collodi's "Pinocchio", done mainly with inks and some watercolours (of course made into a much more "winterly" scene than the text itself suggests
,pardon me, i do have a weakness for snowy settings, probably even if i had to illustrate "The Jungle Book" i would make it snowy
i simply had to do it, it just striked me how very reminiscent of Jesus' martyrdom scene from the "Bible" the scene from "Pinocchio" is, even with an echo of the "Eli, Eli, lama sabahtani!" calling,
and i can't help thinking Pinnocchio and Jesus characters do have a lot in common indeed - just look - both somehow unnatural/"adopted" sons of poor carpenters, both at some point hung on a tree/wood, both need to do some "work" in order to fully become humans
Pinocchio definitely could be Jesus' alter ego, or at least little brother
""Well," the Assassins asked, "will you open your mouth now or not? Ah! You do not answer? Very well, this time you shall open it." (...)
"I understand," said one of them to the other, "there is nothing left to do now but to hang him."
"To hang him," repeated the other. (...) They slipped the noose around his neck. Throwing the rope over the high limb of a giant oak tree, they pulled till the poor Marionette hung far up in space.
Death was creeping nearer and nearer, and the Marionette still hoped for some good soul to come to his rescue, but no one appeared. As he was about to die, he thought of his poor old father, and hardly conscious of what he was saying, murmured to himself:
"Oh, Father, dear Father! If you were only here!"
These were his last words. He closed his eyes, opened his mouth, stretched out his legs, and hung there, as if he were dead.
i was also strongly inspired by this brilliant Pinocchio-picture [link] and a conversation i had with its superb author, and also by a talk on the same topic i had with my dear erudite friend