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Vatican proud of ugly sculpture in audience hall

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The Vatican seems mighty proud of one of the ugliest artifacts declared as an art. Jesus Christ’s resurrection from an atomic bomb blast in the Vatican Audience Hall. The artist apparently received support from “fat friends” of the Roman Church.

An all-explaining sculpture

One of the strangest publicly visible “works of art” of the Vatican is undoubtedly the bronze sculpture La Resurrezione (“The Resurrection”) in the Vatican Audience Hall in Vatican City. The artist Pericle Fazzini created this “artefact” of bronze and brass over a period of seven years, up to 1975. The scale of this collection of metal, referred to as modern art, is remarkable. Around 20 meters wide, seven meters high and three meters deep. This monstrous work stands on the tribune, behind the pontiff’s chair.

This sculpture represents Jesus Christ emerging from a nuclear explosion. Fazzini explains his work as follows:
“I chose to depict Christ’s resurrection in a large olive grove, that peaceful place of his final prayers. Christ emerges from a crater ripped open by an atomic bomb: a ferocious explosion, a whirlpool of violence and energy.”

Garden of Gethsemane

Fazzini got the idea for this depiction in connection with the Garden of Gethsemane, so Vatican News on the occasion of the Easter holidays. The sculptor therefore wanted “Christ to rise from the Garden of Gethsemane”, who would be shaken as if by a nuclear explosion.

“Someone was directing my hand and my brain”

Ugly sculpture

Ugly sculpture in Vatican audience hall (*1

The following statement quoted by the artist has it all:
“I dedicated myself to the resurrection with a power that no longer depended on myself – as if someone above me was directing my hand and my brain so that I could reach heaven. For me, this sculpture was one big prayer between me and the matter that I could shape. And I did it body and soul.”

Mysterious leadership

Ergo: the control of thoughts and hands by an ominous third party. In view of this, one need no longer be surprised at the appearance of the sculpture and the depiction of the “emaciated, half-starved and despairing” Jesus Christ. Which “God” the Roman Catholic Church actually serves is clearly described in Revelation 13:4:
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

Vatican News itself sees the words of Pope Francis as inspiration for further cooperation with the Vatican Museums:
“Proclaiming Christ means showing that believing in and following him is not only something true and just, but something beautiful. The fundamental core of the gospel is the beauty of God’s saving love revealed in Jesus Christ who died and rose again.”

Vatican’s position is not surprising

Associating this sculpture with beauty could simply be ticked off as “individual taste”. But the quality hidden behind it is described solely by the quoted words of the pontiff. According to Francis, the core message of the gospel is the love of God, which is reflected in the death and resurrection of Jesus. In doing so, the head of the Roman Catholic Church has told only half the truth at best.

The death of Jesus was necessary to open a way for fallen man to salvation by grace through faith. Jesus Christ vicariously took our sins and paid with His own blood. But this truth has been an abomination to the thoroughly spiritistic Catholic Church for many centuries. However, this is due to their nature.

Bible verses from King James Version

(*1 Bild: Gemeinfrei.
Von Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo, U.S. Department of Defense

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