Skip to comments.Church blows 3 million euro on modern art
Posted on 04/14/2013 8:10:59 AM PDT by Gillibrand
At the Venice Biennale, which from 1 June takes place for the 55th time, for the first time the Vatican will be represented with its own pavilion. The Italian art and culture critic Francesco Colafemmina criticised in a statement the works selected for the artists shown there and the costs of the purchase of the exhibited works.
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What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?
Good thing there were no blogs in Michelangelo’s day.
(No, I’m not serious.)
Maybe you should be.
Possibly. I wasn’t going to draw a comparison of the Sistine Chapel to some artwork I’ve never seen.
To me, if I were to judge any work of art, I would approach it from the perspective of digging it up 5,000 years from now. Far enough in the future to effectively eliminate any culture aberrations that might result in calling pure junk "art".
Then, "Does it transcend age and time?", "Does it still strike me as a compelling piece of work?" and "Does it require explanation beyond simple appreciation?"
If it meets one or all of these criteria, it's "art". Anything less should be cremated as not to embarrass our civilization any further than our liberals and their idiocy will in the future.
Exhibit A: "Ruined Play Doh", Artist "Timmy" age 5
Exhibit B: "Bill Mahers Mother", Artist "Unknown and likely traumatized" age Unknown
Exhibit C: "Bring your own sheets", Artist "Upgrayedd" age 27
Exhibit D: "Morning after frat party", Artist "Pete 'Chugger' Kazinsky" age 20
They didn't pay half a mil for a dog turd.
Pretty useless work, all things considered.
The greatest modern art is film music. Not that there isn’t junk. There always is. Yet many film scores stand alone as first rate masterpieces.
The greatest modern art is being produced at places like here...
I’m missing something. Why should the church even be purchasing art?
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