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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Museum of Bad Art : Oozing My Religion

Art From Us presents a must-see Museum Guide daily, where we showcase specific artworks in specific museums – from across the globe. Today, for Art From Us, Museum Guide the spotlight is on the Museum of Bad Art. Showcasing a collection of Oozing My Religion.

For Museum Guide, we bring to you a selection of Museums and specific spaces, rooms, exhibits and hangs within them that we find impressive, highlighting works from the collection that are worth exploring and knowing.

Museum of Bad Art, Museum Guide No. 742

The three works in focus are :

Madonna with Smile, Anonymous
Madonna and Baby, Anonymous
Medusa Fries Fish, Christine House

The significance of the 3 works chosen for Art From Us, Museum Guide No. 742

The collection of ‘Oozing my Religion’ at the MOBA showcases works that reference religious texts and mythology, in strange ways. Artists have been making religious art since the advent of the two institutions. With the rise of the Catholic church, Western artists also focussed their attention on creating works to suit the changing demands of society. The spread of Catholicism saw a rise in the production and sale of art referencing Jesus and Mother Mary.

The MOBA collection houses some fine examples of art that would perhaps be rejected even by the devout. The paintings that can be seen here are compositionally unbalanced, anatomically disproportionate and simply unsightly – which is precisely what makes them so unique!

So, if you’re tired of seeing masterpiece after masterpiece from the Byzantine period, simply step into the Museum of Bad Art for some laughs, giggles and an altogether different experience.


Want to know more about this Museum and others, explore our Archive for Museum Guide

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