Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Ugly Modernist Statue for Rome

A 16' tall bronze statue of Pope John Paul II has been erected at Rome's Termini train station. Dedicated on May 18, the ugly and pointless structure was immediately loathed by a staggering majority of Romans.

Deformed Statue of Pope John Paul II

The head of John Paul II appears on top of a large empty box. Though hideous, it is an accurate representation of a head at the summit of a large, empty Church body, with a dwindling clergy and deserted sanctuaries. It's the modern Church in miniature!

1 comment:

Kindred Spirit said...

Compare this with the beautiful statue of Pope Saint Pius X in the crypt at the Basilica in Washington, D.C. Perhaps the subjects of these works of art influenced the end results. As the old saying goes, "Beauty is as beauty does."