Posts Tagged ‘artwork’

Sketch of Christ almost certainly by Leonardo da Vinci

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

THE piercing gaze is reminiscent of the Mona Lisa while the beard and mouth bear a striking similarity to the artist’s portraits of himself. Italian researchers claim to have stumbled on the holy grail of the art world – a previously unknown work by Leonardo da Vinci, squirrelled away for centuries in a private collection. Read more

St Michael’s Catholic School received $2000 for art education

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In Rotorua, almost $27K has been available for local arts initiatives St Michael’s Catholic School received $2000 in funding in February and has recently completed its project. Continue reading   [You need to scroll down]

Dominican Sister’s Artwork for Roman basilica

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The only New Zealander selected to produce artwork for the closing ceremony of the 800-year jubilee of the Dominican Order at the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome in November had not painted a picture until she was 57. Now 78, Waimate-born Oamaru nun Sr Mary Horn is one of 16 sisters of the order around Read more

US university removes dartboard Jesus artwork

Friday, April 29th, 2016

An artwork depicting a cruciform Jesus pinned to a dartboard has been removed from the library of a US university following complaints. Administrators at Rutgers University in New Jersey removed the artwork titled “Vitruvian Man”. It showed darts piercing the Christ figure’s hands, side and feet, the Daily Mail reported. Rutgers student Natalie Caruso appears Read more

Artist uses stolen Communion hosts to send message

Friday, November 27th, 2015

A Spanish artist has stolen more than 240 consecrated hosts and has used them to spell out the word “pederasty” in Spanish in an artwork. Artist Abel Azcona stole the hosts by pretending to receive Communion at Mass. A private citizen removed the hosts from the artwork in an exhibition. But photos of the artwork Read more

Condom artwork of Benedict XVI sparks outrage

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

A decision by an American museum to display a portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI fashioned from 17,000 coloured condoms has sparked outrage. The artwork titled “Eggs Benedict” was created by Niki Johnson to spark a discussion about sexual health. She said it was inspired by comments made by Benedict during a 2009 visit to Read more

Artwork of Jesus before X-factor panel banned in tube system

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A United Kingdom artist is stunned that his artwork depicting Jesus standing before an X-factor type panel has been banned from London’s tube platforms Transport for London decided the work by Antony Micallef could not appear alongside other contemporary interpretations of the Passion of Christ during Lent. Micallef said the decision is censorship. He could Read more