Thursday, November 17, 2016

What is Wrong With this Picture?

Yours truly took this photo in the Vatican Museums.

It is called Le Oranti.  Painted in 1918.  The artist is the former Fascist, Antonio Giuseppe Sangata.

It is shameful to see Christ depicted as a Venus, a sexually ambivalent Aphrodite. 

Considering the sheer volume of great artwork kept in the Musei Vaticani deposits because there is ostensibly no space on the walls, it would be nice to see this pale work replaced and done away with forever.  


  1. What's wrong with this picture? Everything. And at the Vatican Museums...sad very sad.

  2. Androgynous art is the sure sign of a dying culture. Twas the same with Greece and Rome.