Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ambrosian Evangelium Illustrations

These are illustrations for the new controversial Ambrosian Evangelium (thanks - is that the right word - to Rorate).
Is this Catholic or post-Catholic art?








13 comments:

Gregory the Eremite said...

The fourth one is Winnie-the-Pooh dangling from his balloon!

The Raven (C. Corax) said...

The word that you're looking for, Father, is "dated". I thought we'd buried all of this seventies nonsense.

Evagrius Ponticus said...

This isn't art at all, Fr.

In fact, this looks suspiciously like navel-gazing-by-colours.

Robert said...

Not Catholic art period. Maybe for a children's copy.

Henri said...

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.

torculus said...

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!"

Annie said...

Ewwww. Nasty.

William Tighe said...

One is reminded of Nikita Khrushchev's comment on "modern art" which, accurate as it was, is too vulgar to repeat here.

Ma Tucker said...

Yikes that is so ugly and so unsuited. Someone's gone cookoo with this one.

Anita Moore said...

Sister Corita Kent lives!

An honest Catholic said...

Q. "Is this Catholic or post-Catholic art?"
A. It's c**p.

Fr. J. Guy Winfrey said...

Very post, Father. Very post.

Mike Cliffson said...

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.....