Le génie du mal [The genius of evil, aka; Lucifer]; Guillaume Geefs
“The statue was originally a commission for Geefs’ younger brother Joseph, who completed it in 1842 and installed it the following year. It generated controversy at once and was criticized for not representing a Christian ideal.The cathedral administration declared that “this devil is too sublime.” The local press intimated that the work was distracting the “pretty penitent girls” who should have been listening to the sermons.” [x]
[The original ‘sublime’ version shown below, and the ‘revised’ one in the photoset above]
> Make sculpture of the devil
> No this sculpture is too hot for church
> Make another one
> It’s even hotter
i’m not the only checking out lucifer’s ass, right?
Bless me Father for I have sinned, I broke the fourth and fifth commandments because your people put this guy in your church here.
Damn, this sculpture of the Devil is too sexy. How to fix it, how to fix it … I know! I’ll make him flexing and angsty and hey, I’ll throw in a little bit of bondage too, YES GOOD PROBLEM SOLVED.