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Armchair art critics decide art is inappropriate

In particular, a piece at the New York Met. (via the article) The piece, “Thérèse Dreaming” by the French artist Balthus, “sexualizes” the girl by depicting her lounging in a skirt with her knee up on a chair, according to … Continue reading

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Who stuck a note up Jesus’s butt?

It happened 300 years ago but they know… Restorers of an 18th-century statue of Jesus Christ in Spain have found a handwritten note hidden up his bum. The message, written carefully in calligraphy and dating back to 1777, had been … Continue reading

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And I balk at paying $14.95 for a calendar that has 12 pictures in it

CBC reports on a high priced buy from an art auction – Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sells for more than $450M US Wowsers. Dating from the 1500s, the work is billed as the final Leonardo work held in private … Continue reading

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Today’s found on Facebook – Lego Vatican

Via Inhabitots: The ambitious LEGO display, which recreates St.Mark’s Basilica and Square, includes more than half a million LEGO pieces. The entire creation is rendered in impressive detail from the Corinthian columns to the pristine white building to the guards … Continue reading

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Another priest, another porn charge

This time in Canada: ICE forensic analysts are currently in the process of analyzing a number of computer and mobile devices that were seized. “Dozens” of hand-drawn images, which under the Criminal Code are classified as child pornography, have been … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Paris art installation raising eyebrows

Christmas tree, sex toy.. You decide… This inflatable “Christmas tree” erected in Paris is making passers-by feel a little uncomfortable. The 80ft-high object is raising eyebrows because of its uncanny resemblance to a sex toy, but is actually an installation … Continue reading

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