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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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Friday funny: another Jesus sighting (but with a twist)

A twist of Japanese roll cake: Usually, Jesus limits his food-based appearances to grilled cheese and Cheetos in certain—shall we say—conservative areas of North America, but it seems like he is making inroads to Asian pastries with an appearance in … Continue reading

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Prudes in Houston don’t like new naked statue

Just “steps away” from a splash park, too, according to the video accompanying the short news item. Nine bronze sculptures on display at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, Texas are drawing fire. The works of art show a man in … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: how to get ahead in business

The question may be a bit out of date: You are an illustrator struggling for recognition. You can’t get past a secretary to see an editor. Do you lie and say a prominent critic sent you? These days it’s less … Continue reading

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