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Banksy Headless Chicken? Evelyn Moves.

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A mural by graffiti artist Banksy, which once featured on the cover of a single by rock band Blur, has been painted over by Hackney Council.  The spoof image of the Royal Family, painted on the side of a building in Stoke Newington, east London, was partially covered with black paint

A mural by graffiti artist Banksy, which once featured on the cover of a single by rock band Blur, has been painted over by Hackney Council. The spoof image of the Royal Family, painted on the side of a building in Stoke Newington, east London, was partially covered with black paint

Evelyn has moved to a new place (in Bristol) with her mate. My mate Nobby and I helped her move. Amazingly, she’s got her own bit of (probable) Banksy art right outside her front door – a headless chicken! (see images below.)

Hopefully it’ll stay as it’s quite neat, I think. (The pictures are taken with my Panasonic TZ5 on auto, mostly from across the street).

Leonard Da Vinci: The Last Supper

Leonard Da Vinci: The Last Supper

Co-incidentally, today a house in Stoke Newington has had it’s Banksy mural almost completely painted over until the resident got Hackney Council to stop!  Click the picture for the story.

So what is ‘art’ and how ‘permanent’ or otherwise should it be?

  • Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper‘ started falling apart within decades of it’s creation.
  • The famous fingers almost touching in the Sistine Chapel aren’t even Michaelangelo‘s work as his original painted plaster fell off! An unknown monk filled in the bits years ago…
God, Sistine Chapel

God, Sistine Chapel

So two of the most iconic pictures in history are both repaired versions of the originals!

Temporary art, or permanent art.  It’s all the same really.  Music even more so, especially as a performed work.  Whoosh and it’s gone, remembered as a dream within a dream.

 Bristol Flat.

 

 

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In the name of Christ they’re Sick, Sick, Sick

I thought we’d got rid of all the stupid flagellant stuff from the Middle Ages when people were primitive and bestial, trusting in a primordial god-figure to save themselves from the wrath of hell.

But no. So called civilised people are getting themselves crucified as a form of penance, but, being the modern world, it’s now a great tourist attraction, satisfying the basal instincts of the mob that gets bigger every year. It’s all here on this news link for today.  No doubt the YouTube videos are being passed around the playgrounds as we speak, chipping away at people’s disgust threshold and increasing the population’s tolerance for all things dastardly and horrible with the world.  It’s in the Philippines.  Basingstoke next then?

The Catholic Church has come all out against it (as if!) and says it “frowns upon it“. This is the same bunch that gets seriously upset if anyone says that Jesus might’ve been gay or didn’t exist or Mary Magdalene was a hooker or anything.

I think it’s time they got their priorities sorted mate, don’t you? Christ’s commandment at the Last Supper was supposedly to “love one another”…

There’s something here that doesn’t quite add up. (sarcasm alert!)

Mind you. It could be worse.  If it was a Muslim lot doing it and anyone commented on it then you’d get blown up or something, like in that Danish cartoon thing.  There, a Danish dude drew a picture depicting the irony of someone hiding behind a peaceful religion going around bombing ordinary people.  It’s in the news again today….Bin Laden is rabble-rousing the uneducated masses to bomb anyone who suggests that he’s a bomber….again….   You work it out…

I’ll see if I can find the picture again and put it out.  It shows a truth I guess, but is designed to offend those whose offence thresholds are markedly skewed to mine.

oo! oo!  better be careful!

Nah! Call a spade a spade.

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