Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Statue of Pope John Paul II Offends...

Quite a number of the faithful are offended by artist Oliviero Rainaldi's new sculpture of Pope John Paul II; many are saying it looks less like the late Pope, and more like Mussolini. Rainaldi says:
I wasn't thinking about resemblance, but rather a work that was able to synthesize, in the posture of the head and body and in the draping of the cloak, the way the pope went out into the world,"

Others aren't so sure. There's a possibility the statue will be removed. More here:
Sculpture of Pope John Paul II decried as 'ugly' - Wire Entertainment -

1 comment:

X. Dell said...

You know, I could imagine future generations looking at the statue and identifying it as Mussolini. As they say, the best advertising is subtle.