Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Milan bans Da Vinci parody
when i took art history classes at the University of Large Midwestern-ness what always fascinated me were the backstories. like, who modeled for these masterpieces.
wanna know who modeled for these things? prostitutes, other artists, bums and friends of the artist. in other words, in the 'original' painting of the last supper, i'm pretty sure no one was thinking about higher things like spirituality. i'm pretty sure the chalice on the table was actually used to quaff some wine and maybe the bread was left over from the evening's debauch the night before? you think the PAINTING is actually holy?
get a grip, people. it's art. and this is several removes from art - it's advertising. if your faith is so weak you can't take a parody why not become a hermit? crawl up mountain and sit there alone. all alone. no 'offensive' images to make you think badly of a painting of a scene in the bible.
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