some personal views for Catholic readers
The fourth one is Winnie-the-Pooh dangling from his balloon!
The word that you're looking for, Father, is "dated". I thought we'd buried all of this seventies nonsense.
This isn't art at all, Fr.In fact, this looks suspiciously like navel-gazing-by-colours.
Not Catholic art period. Maybe for a children's copy.
A French site suggested tingue in cheek about the illustration for "Nativity of the Virgin" (Number four on your blog, the grey one) that it illustrates the peculiar legend in Milan telling that the Virgin is born from St Anne's nose... It's funny indeed.
And I thought the illustrations in the new Missal (Canadian/CCCB edition) were lacking. Compared to the Ambrosian thing, the CCCB book is positively magnificent (... a little plain, but a step in the right direction).As my Yorkshire mother used to say: "Ye gods and little fishes!"
One is reminded of Nikita Khrushchev's comment on "modern art" which, accurate as it was, is too vulgar to repeat here.
Yikes that is so ugly and so unsuited. Someone's gone cookoo with this one.
Sister Corita Kent lives!
Q. "Is this Catholic or post-Catholic art?" A. It's c**p.
Very post, Father. Very post.
Occams razor for the simplest explanation: Whoever is really responsible for this being published, AND swung the right OKs, is secretely or monetarily in cahoots with Dan Brown's son to provide another set of clues to add another twist to the Davinci code saga in a few years when sales flag and a generation has grown up that hasn't read them. Calculate the dimensions of liverpool cathedral , add in the Birth date of.....
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