October 11, 2005

When Art Goes Bad

While we are on spiritual topics...


This Jesus has no head. I think it is supposed to be modern art. It hangs in the chapel at Manhattanville College in New York. I don't know why He has no head. I think some sculptor had a bad idea and everybody was afraid to tell him. Kind of like Human Zoo. Somebody should have spoken up.

15 comments:

Calzone said...

I think it speaks to the view of Religion being based mostly on symbolism and not on rational thought.

Calzone said...

Oh and I'd like to lick your ass.

Monkey said...

Oh my merciful heavens! Calzone! Come home this instant!!

Harry Yak said...

mo wait, i think calzone is on to something here. please cali, continue.

Harry Yak said...

maybe the sculpture is intended to represent "the body" of christ. maybe the head just fell of during instillation

FreeThinker said...

It might mean "No Head" for you!

Lulu said...

I agree with Calzone.

Henri Banks said...

Did he had a head?

Juliabohemian said...

I think that is a little morbid, but so is a cross with a man nailed to it. This is coming from a Christian, too. I mean, I think we have become immune to the image of Jesus on a cross. But, seriously the idea of wearing a cross around our neck or putting it on the wall, is the equivilent to a modern day electric chair or noose.

Getting There said...

It almost looks like his head is bowed down. Do you have a side view of this? Then we can tell for sure.

Spinning Girl said...

Maybe it is meant to make us think about the whole image of Jesus on the cross. There is definitely no head; I didn't get a side view because I didn't want to enter the chapel & start snapping pictures; I took this from outside the door. I think he doesn't really have feet, either.

UberGoober said...

When we moved into our house ther was a Mary statue in the back yard. During the replacement of the septic system it was knocked over by a bucket loader. Her head broke off. I brought it to work and asked someone who was Catholic what I shoudl do with it. After some discussion we put her in the dumpster. *shrug* I guess thats another black mark on my chart. I hear they serve Buffalo Wings in Hell.

BadGod said...

Back in oh..'93 or so, I saw Axl Rose wearing a t-shirt that had a pic of Jebus on it. It said "Kil your Idol" above the pic. I bought one too, because Axl is fuckin cool. I got sent home from school because of it. Of course I was sent home to change my shirt and come back to school, but I got distracted by something and forgot. I then got detention and...... So yeah, that cross thing means nothing to me. I don't believe he is anything special.
Jesus, not Axl, I mean. Axl will always be special to me....yeah, so anyway...

black coffee said...

And then like i said and she said and he said and then we all said and we all cheered tho there was no head . C'mon people. Get Fucking real. Do you have lives?

FRITZ said...

That whole icon thing is overrated, anyway.

WHY would they hang that in a chapel?

Besides, John was the one beheaded, not Jesus. My GOD! What next???