Ultraviolet Madonna

This beautiful sculpture of the Madonna resides in a small church, St. Germain de Fly in France, and dates from the 18th or 19th century. The most striking feature of the sculpture is the expression of bliss on the face of the Madonna. The sculptor exhibited incredible skill in capturing the elusive, subtle sense of bliss and spiritual purity associated with the Mother of Jesus. The ultraviolet effect of the image was produced by "accident" when the lab processed the film.