"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", it is said.
Beauty beauty cannot be separated from truth.
Some things are simply ugly, both by design and by intention. They are ugly because they are deeply false.
Some "artists" hate their subjects, and what they produce reflects that sentiment. Think of the art of Francis Bacon.
On other occasions, I have sadly had to write about what is going on at Stefansdom, the Cathedral of Vienna and in that Archdiocese.
Here is another sad establishment.
Don’t watch this unless you are not easily angered.
Here is the text on the e-mail which alerted me to this:
On May 27 the rector of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna blessed a controversial bust of Sr Restituta Kafka who was murdered by the Nazis during Second World War and declared blessed by Pope John Paul II. The bust was produced by the Austrian artist Alfred Hrdlicka. He is an atheist and describes himself as a "Stalinist". Hrdlicka was personally commissioned by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn of Vienna to produce the sculpture.
I just don’t get it. Why would someone pay for this, much less bless it, much less display it, much less not then prosecute the man who made it for a hate crime.