A critique of the “Piss Christ” by Andres Serrano


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A critique of the “Piss Christ” by Andres Serrano

Piss Christ is photograph that has received unprecedented acrimony from catholic fundamentalist. In 1987, an American artist and photographer Andres Serrano plunged a plastic crucifix into a glass of his urine and photographed it under the title piss Christ.  The photograph was not received well by the church. In 1997, Catholic Church campaigned against the photograph being included in the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition in Melbourne.  The allegation that Serrano’s work received funding from the National Endowment of Arts caused criticism from the church with religious leaders arguing that the government was separating the church from the state. A quarter a century later, the work still evokes bitter memories especially to the catholic faithful. But were this the intentions of the artist?

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Less inclined individuals to religion will support the photograph for displaying the monetary evil that has crept into the pulpit while the church will protest that the photograph is an affront on religious values. As par the human understanding, Jesus Christ is a holy and pure man and associating him with body waste is actually tarnishing his name.A critique of the “Piss Christ” by Andres Serrano Those bring the he gap that exists between art and the other population necessitating for an education of both sides to prevent such acrimony.