Monday, January 9, 2012

Sistine Chapel gets ugly new baptismal font

This ugly "dish on top of a bush" baptismal font was just installed in the Sistine Chapel (h/t Rorate Caeli).  It replaces the font below, which was also ugly, though in a different way.

How much ugliness will we have to endure before the Church rediscovers its instinct for beauty?  Perhaps a great deal, but eventually the parade of execrableness will come to an end:

"And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."



  1. the fonts are beautiful -- i think it is your aesthetic sense that has a problem.