Vatican Museum Oddities: A New Way To See The Holy See

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Hey! For the lower price black & white edition, please go to amazon.com and paste this number in the search bar 1493633767 ........... What were they thinking? The Vatican Museum is stocked with nudes, demons, and warriors. The Curators brought strange statues from foreign lands while their own biblical heroes took a back seat............... A parade of penises? A bounty of breasts? Strange tastes and cultural dead-ends fill a great deal of the show palace of Catholicism, but this is also a treasure trove dripping with fabulous wealth. What can it mean? Did the nudity, violence, and monsters pile up in the Vatican Museum just by chance? Did Jesus and Mary get left out just by luck? Was the ingenious science of Galileo and da Vinci just forgotten? Joseph of Jerusalem brings a jaundiced eye to the hidden under-currents built up by centuries of Vatican Museum curators in this extraordinary tour through the palace of the popes................. So what's new here? Vatican Museum Oddities takes a more direct approach, for example, than Bill Maher did in Religulous. Instead of interviewing the faithful, Oddities drills into the statues to see what they are made of. Where Religulous puts the religious on the spot, Oddities puts the Museum under the micro-scope. Bill Maher went to the street, but Joseph went to the Vatican. Oddities brings the incisive approach of arch-atheist Christopher Hitchens, but makes light work of religion and science by using satirical humor. In Oddities, Joseph of Jerusalem uses a finely honed sense of logic to de-code the mysteries behind the art of the popes. But this is no dry academic essay on museum studies. It weaves a thread of comedy into the ancient arts, keeping the pace as light as the marble is cool................ Is god's bare bum really up there on the chapel ceiling? The debate rages on, but Joseph cuts through the stuffy air to see if Michelangelo duped the popes. (Try to say "pope dupe" 3 times fast.) His digital camera undergoes a mysterious malfunction in the process........... Oddities is no mere juvenile comedy, though. It probes the religious symbolism within the Vatican collections, taking a sober view of the Egyptian demi-gods and the sea of satyrs that have crowded out Jesus and Mary. Has the church connected the dots between Medusa, Jesus, and the Greeks? Did centuries of popes approve? Most critically, Oddities studies the signals being sent by dozens of Vatican Museum curators as they built their lavish collections. Since the 16th century, weird dark patterns have emerged and taken hold, sometimes to chilling effect. Be-headings, half-man gods, and frolicking animals run rampant, while the Italian genius of da Vinci and Galileo are shunned. This is remarkable art, but someone has some explaining to do. Vatican Museum Oddities starts the inquiry. 44 full color photos capture the surreal Vatican experience............ Who is Joseph, and why should you believe him? Just 2 simple facts... Joseph was born in Jerusalem's Christian Quarter. He was then baptized at the Chapel of the Pontifical Institute of Notre Dame. Awesome roots, awesome connections.

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Joseph was born in Jerusalem, in the Christian Quarter. He is the fourth of five children and wishes that everyone disregard rumours that this has any meaning whatsoever. Joseph was baptised at the Notre Dame de France chapel, currently known as the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem This name may have influenced his lifelong inquisition into ethics and aesthetics. Upon being shot at, torched, and cussed at in the world’s holiest city before the age of four, Joseph and his family flew to the New World in a quest for somewhat more polite neighbours. Any such improvement would have been welcomed. After a 5,700 mile passage, the family found a bounty of civility, opportunity, and cultural pleasures. Joseph enjoyed a long childhood, earned a degree in philosophy, and may have become unemployable. He also imagines holding some credentials in art criticism. The family was never to be shot or torched again, and so they consider the journey a great success. Their gratitude goes to all those cheerful faces along the way, and, with further good fortune, beyond.

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Book Description Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.For the lower priced black-and-white version, go to . What were they thinking? The Vatican Museum is stocked with nudes, demons, and warriors. The Curators brought strange statues from foreign lands while their own biblical heroes took a back seat. A parade of penises? A bounty of breasts? Strange tastes and cultural dead-ends fill a great deal of the show palace of Catholicism, but this is also a treasure trove dripping with fabulous wealth. What can it mean? Did the nudity, violence, and monsters pile up in the Vatican Museum just by chance? Did Jesus and Mary get left out just by luck? Was the ingenious science of Galileo and da Vinci just forgotten? Joseph of Jerusalem brings a jaundiced eye to the hidden under-currents built up by centuries of Vatican Museum curators in this extraordinary tour through the palace of the popes. So what s new here? Vatican Museum Oddities takes a more direct approach, for example, than Bill Maher did in Religulous. Instead of interviewing the faithful, Oddities drills into the statues to see what they are made of. Where Religulous puts the religious on the spot, Oddities puts the Museum under the micro-scope. Bill Maher went to the street, but Joseph went to the Vatican. Oddities brings the incisive approach of arch-atheist Christopher Hitchens, but makes light work of religion and science by using satirical humor. In Oddities, Joseph of Jerusalem uses a finely honed sense of logic to de-code the mysteries behind the art of the popes. But this is no dry academic essay on museum studies. It weaves a thread of comedy into the ancient arts, keeping the pace as light as the marble is cool. Is god s bare bum really up there on the chapel ceiling? The debate rages on, but Joseph cuts through the stuffy air to see if Michelangelo duped the popes. (Try to say pope dupe 3 times fast.) His digital camera undergoes a mysterious malfunction in the process. Oddities is no mere juvenile comedy, though. It probes the religious symbolism within the Vatican collections, taking a sober view of the Egyptian demi-gods and the sea of satyrs that have crowded out Jesus and Mary. Has the church connected the dots between Medusa, Jesus, and the Greeks? Did centuries of popes approve? Most critically, Oddities studies the signals being sent by dozens of Vatican Museum curators as they built their lavish collections. Since the 16th century, weird dark patterns have emerged and taken hold, sometimes to chilling effect. Be-headings, half-man gods, and frolicking animals run rampant, while the Italian genius of da Vinci and Galileo are shunned. This is remarkable art, but someone has some explaining to do. Vatican Museum Oddities starts the inquiry. 44 full color photos capture the surreal Vatican experience. Who is Joseph, and why should you believe him? Just 2 simple facts. Joseph was born in Jerusalem s Christian Quarter. He was then baptized at the Chapel of the Pontifical Institute of Notre Dame. Awesome roots, awesome connections. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781482781168

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