I always say my work is open for interpretation and that's why I prefer not to read many of the "interpretations" out there. Yood Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Beck hopes to piss off liberals with this act, but what he might have actually achieved is firing the last shot squirt? The staunchly conservative archbishop of Vaucluse, Jean-Pierre Cattenoz, called Piss Christ "odious" and said he wanted this "trash" taken off the gallery walls. You can't denounce censorship in one breath and demand it in the next.
Andres Serrano's controversial Piss Christ goes on view in New York
They likened the work to degenerate art from the time of the Nazis. Americans, though not Europeans, continue to be scandalized by your work. Just as I think the school has a right to invite him if they feel like inviting him. So if "Piss Christ" upsets people, maybe this is so because it is bringing the symbol closer to its original meaning. Books In Pictures - the story of love and romance: An abstract thought, a notion, a picture, a painting, an idea, or even a jar of urine for that matter? Read more at JustifiedRight.
Constructing Jesus: Piss Christ - Andres Serrano
And then two weeks later I found out that the boy died. The background is bright orange, with the camera giving the out-of-focus body of the gun a red halo. It doesn't help to know that Serrano's artistic vocabulary often incorporates bodily fluids or that he was reared as a Roman Catholic and still declares himself to be a Christian. There are several piercings through his scrotum. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.
And for Christ to have been crucified and laid on the cross for three days where he not only bled to death, he shat himself and he peed himself to death. He's ready with an example: But that omission is especially telling. The exhibit featured photographs. Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe.