Saturday, 19 June 2010


Colosseum art! (And thus, more sex and death.)

Herbert Gustave Schmalz (1856-1935) painted this spectacularly pervy picture: Faithful Unto Death (1888) - also known as Christians and Lions. Who would have guessed that those early Christians would all be beautiful young women, eh?


Craig Sorensen said...

Small wonder Christianity caught on.


Jo said...

They are being quite sexy about waiting to be ripped apart by maddened beasts.

Can you imagine?

The waiting part, not the sexy part.

Danielle said...

ahh i know that painting from art class* early 90ies???

so long ago..but back then i had less pervy ideas about it:-)

Janine Ashbless said...

It's a new painting to me, but I am very pleased with it, Danielle.

The pervy bit is of course is the spectator is SUPPOSED to be thinking "Oh those poor martyrs! How brave!" but is secretly and inevitably thinking "Phwoar!"

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