Tacky Tuesday…

... For your consideration; a big metal statue of St. Thomas Aquinas made entirely out of old car bumpers.Located in front of St. Thomas Aquinas church in Charlottesville, Va. … [Read more...]

Strike that – this news makes me positivily giddy…

... On reconsideration, perhaps this should be my 'Feel Good Friday' featured link. Leah Libresco just made me as happy as a little girl.A museum in Italy has started burning its artworks in protest at budget cuts which it says have left cultural institutions out of pocket."Our 1,000 artworks are headed for destruction anyway because of the government's indifference," he said. "The survival of the museum is such an important cause that it justifies the despicable, and painful, act of … [Read more...]

the image of the Divine Mercy – love it or hate it…

... While I hold that the devotion itself is a wonderful and good thing, it must be said that I have no love for the image. Specifically, the effeminate Hyla-influenced Divine Mercy image affectionately coined "Laser Jesus" by Digi and I.Pew! Pew! Pew!If I wanted my Jesus purty, I prefer he look more like Sam Beam.My personal preference is this image...At least here Jesus looks more closely like the original Divine Mercy image created for St. Faustina by Eugene … [Read more...]

A makeover. It needs to be razed and salted…

... Remember this thing, the monster of Stazione Termini in Rome? Well, it's getting a 'makeover'. I know it's just a makeover but at least it's a small recognition that the thing is ugly and looks more like Mussolini than Bl. John Paul II. What ever happened to making art look like stuff, recognizable stuff, not all this lazy abstract conceptual garbage? Oh... because that would require real skill and talent. … [Read more...]

I have adverse reactions to modern art too, but not quite to this extent…

"A 36-year-old woman was accused of causing $10,000 worth of damage to a painting by the late abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still, a work valued at more than $30 million, authorities said on Wednesday.A police report said Carmen Tisch punched and scratched the painting, an oil-on-canvas called "1957-J no.2", at the recently opened Clyfford Still museum in Denver and pulled her pants down to slide her buttocks against it." Full Story. … [Read more...]

‘Haute Sphere’ Nativity artwork debuts at Cathedral Dec. 7 …

... somewhere in Heaven Baby Jesus is weeping.Hat Tip: Clayton Emmer. … [Read more...]

St. Francis was not a hippy…

... I don't how this Disney version character assassination happened or when it began to gain popularity, but St. Francis is not a hippy.Blech! Hmm, this scene looks familiar.Look, you don't get stigmata by recycling plastics, refusing to wear leather, and driving a Prius. The simple fact is, St. Francis lived a life of extreme poverty and devout prayer. He walked to Egypt to convert the muslim Sultan, albeit unsuccessfully, but offered himself up as kindling in a trial-by-fire in … [Read more...]