very ugly stations of the cross
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LaRoza Wrote:
mike6240 Wrote:JPII's papal crucifix depicts total <B>despair and and hopelessness.  </B>Christ's death on the cross was not despair, but <B>triumph</B>; not lost hope but <B>new life.  </B>

The depiction of the Crucifixion should reflect this, but JPII's crucifix depicts a despairingly hopeless and <B>eternally </B>dead Christ who died in vain (in my own humble opinion).<B>  </B>

Even professional art critics don't agree :)

I do not see it like that. I see it as focusing on realism, to emphasis the great sacrifice made.

For those who complained last time, it is the powerful scourged statue: http://imagesofheaven.org/Indoor/JesusScourged.html

I am definitely not a professional art critic, that's for sure [Image: wink.gif] .  BUT, there is a cut off (at least with me) when it comes to realism.  I completely agree that the Crucifixion was a bloody, gruesome and monsterous way to die.  And It was the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  That, I make no bones about.  The link of the scourged statue and JPII's crucifix does cross a line, though.  Would I display either one on my fireplace mantle in my living room for all to see, non-Catholics and children included?  No, because a statue like that would be scandalous towards the real Sacrifice of Christ - not another human being's interpretation of It, which is what this is.  Would I show a sanitized Crucifix clothed in garments like a priest with hidden wounds?  No, for the same reason as I mentioned above. 

Again, I'm no art critic, but I have my Catholic sensibilities and both images go against it. 
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very ugly stations of the cross - by littlepaddle - 02-08-2009, 08:51 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by littlepaddle - 02-08-2009, 09:09 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 09:10 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 10:33 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Scipio_a - 02-08-2009, 11:10 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 11:14 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 11:18 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 11:28 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 12:01 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by SCG - 02-08-2009, 01:10 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:12 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:22 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:29 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:31 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 01:33 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:44 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 02:49 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 02:57 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:02 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:04 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:12 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:13 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:14 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:16 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:26 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:30 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:33 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:52 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-09-2009, 04:17 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by raitaiboo - 02-09-2009, 05:14 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by mike6240 - 02-09-2009, 09:30 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-09-2009, 09:35 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by mike6240 - 02-09-2009, 09:49 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-09-2009, 09:59 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Supercertari - 02-10-2009, 07:46 AM



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