Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Pope art

The statue of Pope John Paul II that has been erected near to the Rome Railway station has caused all sorts of public grief. The artist Oliviero Rainaldi was told to go back and re-jig it and has done so. Now the complaint is that it looks more like Italy’s war time dictator Benito Mussolini than the much-loved Pope. Rome’s Mayor when asked if the public outcry would mean the sculpture’s removal muttered 'Vox populi, vox dei” (Voice of the people, voice of God).
Images: Sculpture, dictator and Pope, you be the judge