A Thought-Provoking Piece of Iconography

We at the MoWTF strive to constantly provide the most exciting works that we can to you, our visitors.  This is why we’re so thrilled to have found a painting that embraces the abstract ideal to perfection.

Abstract art can be viciously difficult to define.  Says one art blogger, “A simple, common definition of “abstract art” is “not realistic.” Yet many artists who call their work abstract, actually do have a subject in mind when they paint. They take a figure or landscape and simplify it, exaggerate it, or stylize it in some way. They are not trying to imitate nature, but to use nature as a starting off point. Color, line, and form are more important to them than the details of the actual subject matter. They want to give a sense or feel for the subject rather than an exact replication.”

jc abstractBra. Vo!  The artist calls this an “abstract painting of Jesus”.  Yet we can see that the details have been either left behind or profoundly stylized so that the artist can convey his or her message.  This is clearly not Jesus but rather, an almost perfect representation of Timecop villain/actor Ron Silver (who I once said hello to at a hockey game),  crowned with the glorious mane that was Michael Douglas‘s Romancing the Stone hair.

"It is possible to experience a painting in such a way that you go beyond what you see..."

“It is possible to experience a painting in such a way that you go beyond what you see…”

Jesus.  Ruthless time-traveling politician.  Adventurer.  He is risen and READY TO KICK SOME ASS!

Painting found on etsy.



A Very Special Easter WTF

Today is Good Friday, the start of the Easter weekend and despite the rampant commercialization of Christmas, the beginning of the primary holiday around which Christian theology is based.  Jesus’s death and resurrection are what showed the world that he was no mere mortal but was instead divinely born.

Among Catholics (and some-but-not-all other Christian denominations), the Sacred Heart is a well-known devotion.  Jesus’s heart, illuminated either by a flame or by some internal, light-causing passion, represents the “unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity.”

Nice, right?

This is exactly why the following picture’s WTFery has so much impact.  Consider its importance.  Consider the meaning.  Consider the person who, when faced with a print of Jesus and his blazing heart and its divine representation, thought…you know what this picture needs?

Googly eyes.

He has risen and it is CA-RAZY!

Happy Easter, y’all!


(photo from imgur)