Friday, 17 September 2010

Spectrum Jesus

Members of the Brit. Anti-art Establishment have awarded Keith Coventry's pathetic daub Spectrum Jesus the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize. And it has been bought by the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, which is currently exhibiting the shortlisted artists. Groan. The Turin Shroud is more artistic than this codswallop (CLICK). One can't help wondering if awarding the prize to Spectrum Jesus at this time was politically motivated by the Pope's visit to the UK. Coventry admits he isn't religious and that he chose the subject matter because it is "very unfashionable". Oh well, if you can't be original, at least be very unfashionable and get your timing right.


At 15/8/11, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You miss the point - the idea is to show Christ is present in all the moods od life rperesented by the colours of the spectrum - from the gaity of yellow, the passion of red, the anger of orange, the calm of green though to the sadness or depression of indigo. In the representatiion the painter has succeeeded very well to make a theological point

At 15/8/11, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Theology doesn't interest me. You need to die to find out whether you were right or wrong, worse than Russian Roulette.


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