By: Maurizio Cattelan
This picture is of Pope John Paul II being struck down by a meteorite. In the forground we see glass strewn across the ground and in the background we see the Pope laying on the ground with a meteor on him. This artwork was all clay figures except for the glass.
From what I intake from this piece of art, I clearly notice the Pope being crushed by the meteor. This makes me think that the artist was going against the church or thought that the church was perhaps corrupt.
I also notice that the entire floor is red. To me this is a symbol of blood. Maybe stating that the Pope should be removed or killed.
A couple questions I have is why the artist
would choose to do a piece of art like this, and
if he was going against the church, why was he going