Jimmy Akin on Bad Church art.
Some years ago I went to a travelling exhibit of the Vatican art treasures.
One thing leapt out at my really clearly: In contrast to all the art treasures from previous centuries, the “art treasures” from the mid-2oth century onward were terrible.
Sometime I want to post a picture of the “Millennium vestments” they designed for John Paul II. They look like some kind of alien dignitary costume from Star Trek Voyager.
And bad Catholic art is by no means confined to the travelling art treasures exhibit.
But his post is not just a showcase of bad Catholic art, but also about Catholic art education and the good work the Chesterton Academy is doing.
Jimmy also links to an article published in the Nov-Dec 2012 issue of Catholic Answers Magazine titled Horus Manure: Debunking the Jesus/Horus Connection by Jon Sorensen. The author really deserves some kind of award for that pun.