Take a good look at the picture above and tell me it doesn’t give you goosebumps. And the full picture below, you might recall seeing this on tv.
Heard of Pericle Fazzini? He was the sculptor who made that monumental statue called ”The Resurrection” that is the backdrop for Pope John Paul II‘s weekly general audiences.
Yes, the Pope! Why should he and the other cardinals, or whatever they’re called, be seated infront of such a sight so scary? Well, i don’t know. It does look kind of like a coven doesn’t it? Or is it just me? And do you remember that Al Pacino movie, where he played the devil, remember the images appearing in that room? Looks similar to this doesn’t it?
The sculptor, a native of Grottammare on the eastern Italian coast, began his career as an exponent of the Roman school of the 1930’s. His early wooden pieces, characterized by their simple style, led to the starker later figures, which he fashioned almost exclusively in metal, particularly bronze.
The Vatican commissioned Mr. Fazzini to provide a work for its modern auditorium. The result was ”The Resurrection” a statue depicting Jesus rising from a nuclear bomb crater.
”Suddenly there came to me the idea of Christ preaching peace for 2,000 years, and the place where He prayed for the last time: the olive grove of Gethsemane,” said Mr. Fazzini in a book about the work. ”I had the idea of depicting Christ as if He were rising again from the explosion of this large olive grove, peaceful site of His last prayers. Christ rises from this crater torn open by a nuclear bomb; an atrocious explosion, a vortex of violence and energy.”
Uhmm, wetin consign Jesus with nuclear bomb??!
And if you ask me, this doesn’t look like Jesus rising from a nuclear bomb crater at all. It looks more like a legion of demons emerging from the pit of hell!
”The Resurrection” is molded in red bronze and yellow brass and measures 66 feet by 23 feet by 10 feet.
It was unveiled by Pope Paul VI in 1977 and dominates the stage of the Vatican hall where the pope’s general audiences are held.
i bet a bunch of folks in the audience would be staring at this huge sculpture in sheer fright and won’t take in a darn thing the Pope’s saying.