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Mannix turns his back on orgy painting


The State Library of Victoria has acquired an art deco painting depicting the flagellation of Christ with a full-blown orgy occurring below.

The Australian Financial Review reports that it is on the reverse side of the canvas of a portrait of the late Melbourne Archbishop Daniel Mannix, who died in 1963.

The portrait is by Catholic artist Max Martin (1889-1956). It shows Mannix as a genial but huge presence against a stylisted backdrop depicting St Patrick's Cathedral and the buildings of Fitzroy.

Mannix is said to have been impressed when visited an exhibition of Martin's works in Melbourne in 1950.


The State Library of Victoria has acquired an art deco painting depicting the flagellation of Christ with a full-blown orgy occurring below.

The Australian Financial Review reports that it is on the reverse side of the canvas of a portrait of the late Melbourne Archbishop Daniel Mannix, who died in 1963.

The portrait is by Catholic artist Max Martin (1889-1956). It shows Mannix as a genial but huge presence against a stylisted backdrop depicting St Patrick's Cathedral and the buildings of Fitzroy.

Mannix is said to have been impressed when visited an exhibition of Martin's works in Melbourne in 1950.


SOURCE
Orgy the flip side of Daniel Mannix (Australian Financial Review (requires subscription)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Daniel Mannix (Wikipedia)
Daniel Mannix (Australian Dictionary of Biography)

7 Sep 2007