Painting Ridicules Catholic Solemn Service In Saint-Armand-Montrond

Country: France

Date of incident: March 16, 2006

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Arts



A painting by Amador Castaner which was displayed for the wine fair of Saint-Amand-Montrond (Cher) angried parish priest Jean-François Breton and the inhabitants. In a scene of holy mass, the people’s cheeks were reddened by drinks and they were waiting for more – namely to receive the blood of Christ (the wine). A woman kneeling at the foot of a priest offered him a rather bald chest. The offending paiting was finally masked.

Source:
http://ermitage.ouvaton.org/spip.php?breve675