Tuesday, June 01, 2010

yoke of Christ...





... my pun would be funny if it wasn't a sad reality. Dan @ Living Water Blog left this link in my com box and it was just too unbelievable not to post about it. I think the term is "bat shit crazy". And not in a good way.

The "artist", Juan Carlos, sums up his project known as Our Daily Bread...

"...by an attempt to link it with an aesthetic exercise proposing to bring the religious feeling closer to everyday life, through the common theme of food: the every day industrial and spiritual nourishment. For the artist, when the oils “pose” in the church in front of the parishioners who listen as the priest makes reference to Saint John: “an association is established between the Biblical passages, with references to the bread of the soul, and everyday life where food can be almost an object, by virtue of its serial production.”

Um... I can think of a food that comes to mind. Baloney.

21 comments:

Owen said...

Not impressed but it's better than this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ

Teresa said...

This man's brain must be like hummus or cream pudding.

Dreaderick said...

Nice pics of St. John of the Fried Eggs and Our Lady of Pepperoni Pizza! So sad this crap is blocking the reredos. Now that is art!

Dymphna said...

Two people need a butt whipping. The artist and whoever approved this.

LarryD said...

So is the other pic titled "My pizza give you, my pizza leave with you"?

PaxetBonum said...

What idiot authorized these manifestly mundane, artistically sterile and utterly inappropriate graphics to be displayed in a Catholic church, and especially under the guise of "art"?? Inane felt banners and badly designed abstract stained glass panels are bad enough, but at least they don't pretend to be real "art".

Presumably the pastor approved this travesty; I wonder if the bishop was consulted beforehand? How can priests and bishops expect to be taken seriously when they sponsor crap like this? How can the faithful expect the Church to be taken seriously when their ordained leaders perpetrate such foolishness?

"How long, O Lord?" P&B.

fuinseoig said...

On the one hand, at least it's not obscene or otherwise offensive.

On the other hand - pizza? I must have missed that verse in the Scripture readings where Moses is promised a land of milk and pepperoni!

Anthony S. "Tony" Layne said...

Apparently the difference between art and a mere picture is the line of pretentious bulls*** that sells it.

(Sorry for the rather earthy description, but it's 11:56 pm and my tired, offended brain can't come up with anything more apposite.)

arnolddenita said...

I'm an artist, too. but I have respect for the Holy Church.

Janny said...

People, people, it's all Scriptural: "Gloria in eggshell-cease Deo!"

Actually, this is the closest thing to visual sacrilege-by-trivia I've seen in a long time. Where can the faithful go to appeal this kind of nonsense?

JB

kkollwitz said...

Jesus said to them again, "Pizza be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." 22* And when he had said this, he burped on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit."

Just another mad Catholic said...
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Charlie said...

It's pretty bad, no lie.

Charlie said...

Before I forget; I'm one of Cory's friends, we briefly met at the Eucharistic congress last year. Hope things are going well! I used to run a blog, ad deum, that's now defunct. Should you care to update your link I'm now at http://charlieajackson.blogspot.com/

Later!

A.R. said...

Ack!!! At least the guy is skilled at realism, unlike so much awful modernist religious art. But he definitely should have limited it to bread and wine instead of his own insane subjective symbolism. Let me guess, does the cream filling represent the Holy Spirit inside of us? Sigh.

Badger Catholic said...

Owen, that is God awful.

Lydia McGrew said...

Pun from my daughter, on seeing the pizza:

"Render unto (Little) Caesar the things that are (Little) Caesar's."

PaxetBonum said...

To quote the recently deceased Art Linkletter, "Kids say the darndest things", don't they? I declare Lydia's daughter "the winnah!"

Which all goes to prove that if this inane crap had to be displayed anywhere at a Catholic parish, it should have been hung in the 3rd grade classroom next to reproductions of real sacred art. The real stuff would be labeled "ART", and this junk labeled "PICTURES OF FOOD", so as not to confuse the children.

nazareth priest said...

This "artist" has a "screw loose"...'nuff said!

Lydia McGrew said...

Well, just so she doesn't get affirmative action points on the assumption that she's a _young_ daughter, I suppose I should admit that this is my _17-year-old_ daughter. :-)

Rick said...

Lacking in perspective. Eggs & pizza are blessings given to nourish our body to serve God. It has no place being displayed above the tabernacle of the Most Divine Presence or in front of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. So, poor judgment on whoever allowed this.