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28-12-2013, 08:15 AM
RE: Religious Art ?
Well one of them has words and the other doesn't. It's a draw.

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28-12-2013, 08:41 AM
RE: Religious Art ?
(28-12-2013 08:15 AM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  Well one of them has words and the other doesn't. It's a draw.

The words make it even worse. It`s like:

"Hey you are to fucking stupid to understand what is depicted, so read it"

And that coming from an era in which the vast population of Europe was illeterate.

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28-12-2013, 01:31 PM
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(28-12-2013 07:48 AM)Juv Wrote:  
(27-12-2013 11:46 AM)UndercoverAtheist Wrote:  Most religious art is incredibly beautiful, but I can't help but think that these incredible artists could have done something better with their time.

They might not have done anything if it weren't for the religious motivation. Art-wise, that is.
Why would they not? Obviously, an artist that can create a religious masterpiece has natural creativity and an artistic personality, a personality that urges one to produce pieces of art (like many writers and persons of other artistic ability).

Most creative people feel the urge to burn their creativity, and in order to burn their creativity, they must fuel it somewhere, this somewhere is everywhere, within all things, but more so within religious texts (along with other fables and stories). So, it is without a doubt that religious fanaticism did lead to the kindling of creativity in many artists, however, this same creativity would have inevitably been fueled by other ideas present within the same time period.
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28-12-2013, 01:37 PM
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Quote:And tell me which one conveys a better message and has some actual creativity invested into it.


Yes, religiously inspired renaissance art is entirely rigid and without personality, while mind-inspired works (that which comes from within) are loose and personal, conveying a message that can be construed a million different ways, all with equal importance.

I believe this is because many religiously inspired art was commissioned by the Catholic church, entirely forcibly and without proper consent of the artist (Michelangelo was commissioned by the Catholic church, forcibly and without his proper consent).
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28-12-2013, 01:47 PM
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I always found it enlightening that the earliest depictions of "jesus" were relatively benign.

http://www.rejesus.co.uk/blog/post/earli...n_display/

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Xtian art became darker and fixated on the grotesque as the church concentrated on its main function of scaring the shit out of people with ever more brutal depictions of hell.

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28-12-2013, 02:04 PM
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In Michelangelo's commissioned sistine chapel painting, he painted his face on a body devoid of bone; nothing but skin.
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28-12-2013, 02:11 PM
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(28-12-2013 02:04 PM)UndercoverAtheist Wrote:  In Michelangelo's commissioned sistine chapel painting, he painted his face on a body devoid of bone; nothing but skin.
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Da Vinci and Michelangelo are somewhat different.

Everyone knows today that Da Vinci was gay. And I believe Michelangelo was too.

Just look at their paintings, they all just scream:

"I am not just painting these oiled manly bodies, I want to fucking ravage them!"

Which makes it more interesting to look at, since the artists is actualy expressing more than just that religious boooooooorrring.

It is also ironic when considering that the Sistine Chapel might be filled with closeted gay porn.

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28-12-2013, 02:18 PM
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"And that coming from an era in which the vast population of Europe was illeterate."

I love it when people misspell illiterate when making fun of others for being illiterate.

Sorry, bud, it had to be said. Smartass

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28-12-2013, 02:21 PM
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(28-12-2013 02:18 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  "And that coming from an era in which the vast population of Europe was illeterate."

I love it when people misspell illiterate when making fun of others for being illiterate.

Sorry, bud, it had to be said. Smartass

I don't think English is his first language.

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28-12-2013, 02:35 PM
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Smile

Fair enough, still funny though.

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