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MVSAT Dec 2023

Narrate the story of the model who posed for the artist’s mural.

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Hint: Any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, roof, or other permanent surface is referred to as a mural. The architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously integrated into the frame, which is a distinguishing feature of mural painting. Murals were usually painted on dry plaster during the Middle Ages.

Complete answer:
In the story The Master Artist written by Carol Morre,
A great artist was commissioned to create a mural for a cathedral in a Sicilian town, centuries ago.
The topic of discussion was Jesus' life. The creator worked tirelessly until the painting—infant Jesus and Judas Iscariot—was completed. The artist looked for models but couldn't find someone with a suitable face. He saw some children playing in the street one day while walking through an old part of town.
There was a 12-year-old boy among them who piqued the painter's interest. The boy was filthy, but his face was needed, so he wore it.

He escorted the boy to his home and completed Jesus' face. However, he was unable to locate a model for Judas' portrait. He was afraid that his masterpiece would be left incomplete.

A tattered figure finally dropped to the ground in the street one afternoon. The model for Judas was lifted by the painter. He had finished his masterpiece. This man was the model for the baby Jesus many years ago.

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