March 27th, 2007 by Menachem Wecker
A Moscow church is suing a museum for showing “Forbidden Art–2006,” which includes a Mickey Mouse Jesus and a caviar Virgin Mary. “It’s considered blasphemous to mock Christian feelings. It’s like insulting the American flag.”
[Baltimore Sun, via Religion Clause and Dispatches from the Culture Wars, who is ever so tired of “small-minded authoritarians who think that if anything offends them it should be banned”]
While on the topic of banning art, A Spanish pornographic bible has been posted online, which shows “images of the Virgin Mary, Jesus etc in Pornographic attitudes.” See an image here, and a great discussion “Pornografia religiosa: Are you scandalized or is this freedom of speech?” on WordReference.com.
Christian artist Annie Ho Cooper creates work inspired by “words and images from Scripture, traditional hymns, prayers and Contemporary Christian Songs.”
[Diocese of Oxford Reporter]
From one live rabbi to a bunch of dead ones; Velveteen Rabbi reflects upon dead rabbis and other artwork at HUC.
Tintoretto, pictured, “Who seems to paint only on terrible nights when the ships are sinking,” created “staggeringly inventive” religious art. A review of the master’s work, that often proves trigger-happy with the adjectives.
Christian art plagiarism; yes it happens even in religious publications.