Sunday, June 7, 2009

Are You Sure You're Going to Heaven?


A modern fire and brimstone tirade about going to hell in Harvard Square. I was struck by the irony of the sensual backdrop: a painting of a semi-nude woman looking over his shoulder as he draws and shouts through his wireless microphone about the perils of modern life and going to hell.

The backdrop is an advertisement for an exhibit of Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice at the Museum of Fine Arts. A great antidote to the perils of modern life and a fine way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

16 comments:

Snapshutter said...

We have those here in Minneapolis too, and they should be out anytime now that the weather is warmer. I find them somewhat entertaining.

joo said...

Nice shot:)

Anne said...

You live n a very very interesting town :-) someting happening every second. Read ally your latest post her now, with me morning coffe :-))

Nice sunday to you my friend :-)

brattcat said...

What an amazing shot! The contrast between the man and the female image behind him is profound.

Niamh B said...

There was one of those in the common a few weeks ago as well, outside the Park T station, with no microphone - much harder work.
Is this getting to be a regular thing there?

cieldequimper said...

Wow, that's got to be one hell ;-) of an exhibition. Great shot and words to go with it!

B Squared said...

I have to say, I've seen a lot worse in Harvard Square.

Hilda said...

Thank goodness there's no such thing in the places I usually go to. Though I wouldn't mind having that exhibit here any time.

samaBlog said...

Honestly, I thought the thing he was drawing was vaguely reminiscent of goatse.

Cezar and Léia said...

You made a good point!
Great post!
Léia

Jacob said...

I like the backdrop a whole lot better than the ranter...

That's the hell of it, these characters in public places berating citizens out to enjoy the fresh air.

Birdman said...

Harvard Square... you got 'em all!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Maybe he was actually trying to cover up part of it. :-)

Caçador said...

Excellent title, for a good catch.

b.c. said...

nice shot! and what a contrast...

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Haha, this is such a great guerilla marketing strategy.

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