I have so appreciated the comments made in reference to my thoughts on the different artist depictions of Jesus. Our response to them is a very personal thing, and what speaks to the heart of one of us may not speak the same thing to another. We are individuals!
But no matter what your preference--modern or renderings of long ago--I think we all can feel the message of this poem I recently copied in my poetry book.
My Master's Face
No pictured likeness of my Lord have I; He carved no record of His ministry On wood or stone. He left no sculptured tomb nor parchment dim, But trusted for all memory of Him Men's hearts alone.
Who sees the face but sees in part; who reads The spirit which it hides, sees all; he needs No more. Thy grace-- Thy life in my life, Lord, give Thou to me; And then, in truth, I may forever see My Master's face!