At 12/12/11 04:04 PM, lawlmaster wrote:
it's hard to tell what the creator was thinking by making this.
interesting point, I think little credit is given to this part of the creative process regarding Piss Christ, however I do believe he had something in mind, perhaps he just wanted to troll, or perhaps he wanted to reveal the barbarity of the christian community. What do I mean by that? Well lets face it, there's no way to prove if the amber stuff is indeed piss, yet the artist declares it in the title which in turn sets off a fire storm. Some of you may be right, he may have intended to piss off christians, but if anything I like to think he did it so they could look at themselves and how they were acting, non-christian.
It's also important to note, that Sister Wendy Becket, an art critic and catholic nun, stated in a filmed interview that she felt the piece symbolized what the world was doing to Christ, and was not blasphemous.
Now ask yourselves, what if the liquid was apple juice, is it still the same piece if it looks identical? Also ask yourself, what of the pictures composition? It's not like he opened a jar of piss, put it on a table and took a picture because of obvious controlled light.
Piss Christ does more than just disgust people, it also makes inquisitive individuals think about social issues, such as religious turmoil, censorship, corruption, and hypocrisy. That to me is good art, and while I'm not a big fan of pictures of dead bodies and semen in mid-air, Serranos is indeed an artist, and Piss Christ is indeed art.