Piss Christ

This week’s work is entitled Immersion (Piss Christ) and is by the artist Andres Serrano. The work is more usually called just, Piss Christ. It was created in 1987 and depicts a small plastic crucifix completely submerged in a glass of Serrano’s own urine. It was part of an ongoing project that he was engaged in whereby he would take a classical statuette and immerse it … Continue reading Piss Christ

Three Studies for Figures at the Base of the Crucifixion

This week, we have a slightly more radical subject to consider. Francis Bacon’s triptych, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion. I confess that for most of my life I have never really ‘got’ Bacon’s work. It was always just a little too angular and the use of colour pushed me back rather than drew me in – and not in the good way. However, some time … Continue reading Three Studies for Figures at the Base of the Crucifixion

‘Movin’ on up’

For those of you familiar with Seditious Theology, you will know that one of the core aims of the site is to take a fresh look at expressions to be found within the arts. This ‘look’ is done secure in the knowledge that no poem, painting, song, lyric or piece of music carries just one sole obvious meaning as dictated by the originator. They are all capable of being interpreted anew and … Continue reading ‘Movin’ on up’