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Nuns gone wild! (Warning: Nudity and religiously offensive)

POP F/W 2008 Photography by: Sebastian Faena Styling: Katie Grand

Sex and religion always go hand in hand!!!

over 15 years ago 0 likes  8 comments  0 shares
Photo 38281
where was this shot? really get a old feel to it, along with hot nuns.... ha
over 15 years ago
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
This, of course, is lifted right out of Bernice's sculpture The Ecstasy of St. Teresa. The ecstasy was religious, but the sculpture was depicting an ecstasy that was a tad sexual (enough that it caused a major scandal when it was unveiled)--an orgasmic saint being pierced by a gold tipped arrow held by a very androgynous adolescent angels--what was Bernini thinking? Ha, ha, and photographers today think they are so edgy. :-)
over 15 years ago
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
I think this one quotes any of a number of famous Renaissance Baroque versions of The Supper an Emmaus. That was when Christ appeared to his disciples after the resurrection and shared a meal with them. When he broke the bread (Eucharistic symbolism that painters of the Renaissance and Baroque painted like it was an actual mass) suddenly everyone knew who he was. So, doubly blasphemous here--a woman in the Eucharistic pose, and she is nakesd I guess, if you're a conservative Catholic, you would be offended. For the rest of us--if you don't get the symbolism, or if you're not offended...I'm not sure how it is supposed to move us.
over 15 years ago
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
I wonder why no Mary Magdalene? That was when the Baroque painters pulled out all the stops--typically she had long blonde hair, was shown naked by candle light and had a little whip for scourging herself. Titillation in the name of religion. You have to love the Baroque era, everything they did was over the top. No half measures for those folks.
over 15 years ago
Photo 34128
Interesting images. Thanks to Marie for some interpretation.
over 15 years ago
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
Let's try this again--not at 6 a.m. This one quote Bernini's Ecstacy of St. Teresa. In fact, it looks more like a photograph of the sculpture that I've seen in an art book than the original sculpture. That makes this picture alll post modern and self referential and stuff.
over 15 years ago


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