Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Masami Teraoka criticizes the Catholic Church in paint

By Kimberly Winston
Curator Jim Jensen and artist Masami Teraoka
HAWAII---I would love to be able to show you all of Masami Teraoka’s artwork on display here at the Museum of Art. But as we are a family website, I can’t. But the 79-year-old Japanese-American’s larger works are so graphic many readers would be shocked, dismayed and maybe even disgusted. Teraoka has commented on American culture before. But his current works, called “Cloisters Last Supper — Triptych Series,” are different. Like his earlier works, they blend genres and clash cultures. There is a lot of blood and gore and sexual content. [link]

The Cloisters Last Supper—Triptych Series' (details), 2009-2015.
Masami Teraoka The Cloisters/Venus and Pope's Workout, 2004 - 06 Oil on Canvas © Masami Teraoka
Image courtesy of Dallas Culture Map