religious art

Pierre et Gilles: Factory of Idols At The Philharmonie de Paris

Pierre et Gilles: Factory of Idols At The Philharmonie de Paris
Les deux marins - autoportrait, 1993 © Pierre et Gilles

Designed as a musical and visual installation, and curated by Milan Garcin, this exposition at Paris’ Musee de la Musique explores the universe of Pierre & Gilles through an assembly of more than a hundred of their photo-paintings of celebrities and icons, complete with a an online playlist, a host of objects and video documents. (more…)

Continue ReadingPierre et Gilles: Factory of Idols At The Philharmonie de Paris

Twas The Night Before Christmas Book Covers on The Night Before Christmas

A look at at a bunch of different style illustrations for bound versions of Christmas’ most famous poem, A Visit From Saint Nicholas, aka The Night before Christmas (with or without the “Twas”). From old engraving style illustrations through midcentury modern style illustrations to computer generated images, take a look at these interpretations of the famous Clement Clarke Moore story. (more…)

Continue ReadingTwas The Night Before Christmas Book Covers on The Night Before Christmas

The New Nativity Set For Evolutionists.

When we posted the Hipster Nativity set two years ago on the official Facebook If It’s Hip, It’s Here page, we received a ton – and I mean TON- of comments (the video has over 4,000 comments, many referring to sacrilege). This Nativity Set is bound to cause a similar reaction amongst believers. Artist Ron English’s New Nativity Scene is for those who believe more in Science and Evolution than The Almighty. (more…)

Continue ReadingThe New Nativity Set For Evolutionists.

Easter Chocolates That Aren’t Chocolate At All. Painted Sculptures by Jennifer Small.

Sculptor and artist Jennifer Small of Montreal has several compelling series of work in various mediums, all of which utilize religious iconography. Her “Chocolate Series” are plaster or resin painted sculptures which uncannily resemble edible Easter Chocolates. Made under the faux brand name Pastor’s Milked Chocolates, each large sculpture is packaged in silkscreened cellophane. (more…)

Continue ReadingEaster Chocolates That Aren’t Chocolate At All. Painted Sculptures by Jennifer Small.