Piss Christ – Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano’s controversial photograph depicts a crucifix submerged in urine has been the subject of much outrage from people who regard the work as blasphemous. It was subject to vandalism attempts when displayed at the NGV and archbishop George Pell even sought a supreme court injunction to prevent the work from being displayed in Victoria.

The image is not aesthetically challenging until the viewer becomes aware that the subject is immersed in urine- it’s very simple from a design perspective and the images impact is primarily due to its confrontational nature- I’ve included it here because I believe firmly in freedom of expression in art.

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