The Museum of Bad Art collects and exhibits original art in which "something has gone wrong."
The collection ranges from the work of talented artists that have gone awry to works of exuberant execution by artists barely in control of the brush.
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Jesus is depicted calmly overseeing, and perhaps offering his blessing to, a violent geological event that may represent the oft-predicted sliding of California into the Pacific Ocean.
An ochre aura emanates from the young man with the eyes of an exorcist. His rhetoric rushes from white joyless lips. He holds a book in his right hand, while there is only a vague suggestion of a hand at the end of his left arm.
The viewer looks out a kitchen window to see Adam and Eve picking apples in the manicured backyard.
The artist transformed a simple icon into a mysterious yet radiant image with a few quick dashes of the pen.
This is a work of undisputed tenderness in which the spiritual trumps the physical through careful disregard of details of the human form.
In like a lion, out like a lamb; the glorious thrill of victory and the deathlike agony of defeat are portrayed with imagery borrowed from the Book of Revelation in this homage to the annual spring classic.
There is a carelessness in the slapdash technique and the minimalist background, but Mungo's piety and thoughtfulness show through; Christianity's central figures are portrayed in a modern urban setting.
In a reversal of the usual process, this study is larger and more carefully rendered than the figure in the final work. The MOBA staff is happy these works have been reunited; they were acquired 27 months and 25 miles apart.
Her high cheekbones, angular features, and graceful hands give Madonna the aura of a high-fashion super-model. The baby bears little resemblance to her, and probably looks like his unidentified father.
Clearly an homage to the late Pope John Paul II, this painting is not without mysterious imagery such as the unusual lettering and Milkbone logo in the lower left quadrant.
The jagged red line may represent an EKG of the Holy Father in failing health, while others insist it represents the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the life of "The Great One", 1920-2005.
A modern rendering of a classic theme, featuring the religious icon wearing a sleeveless dress and pushup bra. She seems to have fallen asleep while before finishing her dental ablutions.
The family was appalled to see guests throwing dinner rolls and grapes when a food fight broke out at what was supposed to be a joyous occasion.