Opponents of picturing Jesus typically deploy two stock arguments:
1. On the one hand they contend that picturing Jesus violates the Second commandment inasmuch as Jesus is God.
This argument assumes that pictures of Jesus successfully depict God. And that’s the real problem.
2. On the other hand, they contend that picturing Jesus is Nestorian inasmuch as any depiction of his physical appearance can’t adequately represent the unified person of Christ.
But this argument assumes that pictures of Jesus fail to depict God. And that’s the real problem.
It’s hard to see how both arguments are mutually tenable.