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Offline Ladislaus

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Re: What kind of crucifix is THAT at the SSPX seminary?
« Reply #90 on: October 10, 2018, 11:52:33 AM »
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    Here's one the SSPX overlooked and chose instead the one they did for the classroom:
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    I say it's not unreasonable to expect that this would not be acceptable for the NeoSSPX.
    Reason being, the INRI above Our Lord's head is offensive to Jews.
    Reason being, they REJECT this Jesus Christ as their King.
    They want the sign to say, "HE SAID, I am the King of the Jews" (Jn. 19:21).
    Simple.

    Wow, this one is beautiful.  I would like to get something like this.  Can a copy of this be purchased somewhere?

    By definition, of crucifix, you need a cross and Christ's Corpus "fixed" to the cross.  That implies nail wounds & nails.  INRI, well I would want that, but I would not call something that met these other requirements NOT a crucifix for mere lack of INRI.

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    Re: What kind of crucifix is THAT at the SSPX seminary?
    « Reply #91 on: October 10, 2018, 11:54:19 AM »
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  • I also don't care for Our Lord being depicted without a beard, as was often the case in the early Roman Church, but I wouldn't say that it wasn't a legitimate picture of Our Lord because He lacked a beard.


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    Re: What kind of crucifix is THAT at the SSPX seminary?
    « Reply #92 on: October 11, 2018, 12:31:43 AM »
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  • Wow, this one is beautiful.  I would like to get something like this.  Can a copy of this be purchased somewhere?

    By definition, of crucifix, you need a cross and Christ's Corpus "fixed" to the cross.  That implies nail wounds & nails.  INRI, well I would want that, but I would not call something that met these other requirements NOT a crucifix for mere lack of INRI.
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    I was struck immediately by this crucifix, even though it does show Our Lord with regal vestments and a crown not of thorns, and no chest wound. There's something about the whole impression it makes that causes one to look twice, stop and think.
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    Here is the URL for the image, let's see if I can find the website (I was using a proxy so it might not be that easy to do) ...
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    https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2F236x%2F2c%2Ff0%2F78%2F2cf078d719f13b605d1ab4cdb0f59d78--jesus-pictures-church-architecture.jpg&sp=447a1c7c66355ec21231b76ee03dd29d
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    SUCCESS!! HOORAY!!
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    The artist, Fred Zavadil, is a wood carver with a very impressive website, and he sells all kind of sculpture so you got lucky!
    As for buying a copy, perhaps Zavadil has it available, since he seems to have a copy protection on this design.
    You'd have to contact him via his website and ask. I don't see any offer of copies for sale there.

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    http://www.fredzavadilwoodcarving.com/religious-sculptures/
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    Samples of Fred’s Religious Sculptures and Catholic Statuary
    Basswood statue of Risen Christ (also known as Christus Rex or Christ the King) carved for a cathedral in Pittsburgh. It is about 5 feet tall and it is carved from basswood.
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    He managed to convince the customer this was a "Risen Christ" perhaps to fill the order of a resurrectifix, but it's really a Christ the King crucifix.......
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    Risen Christ, custom carved sculpture of Christus Rex, stained basswood, religious sculptures by Fred Zavadil
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    Detail of the face:
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    Looks like Zavadil is a bit of a mixed bag, some of his work is a bit suspicious (Modernist), but he seems to have gotten this one right.
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    Check out the rich tones and grain depth in this 5' tall Honduran mahogany corpus (probably $10,000 I would estimate):
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    But as josefamenendez pointed out above, the head should be turned to the right, so I'm not convinced this is proper.
    There is something odd about Our Lord's right hand, and the right elbow is bent, as if struggling to escape?
    I would be bothered by the fact that since there is a spear wound on His right side He must have been dead.
    But then how would His right arm be bent -- wouldn't the weight have pulled it straight? Doesn't make sense.
    Sometimes artists let their desire to be creative take charge of the art, and they end up with a clash of principles.
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    But the quality of the wood is beyond question, most excellent.
    To obtain this much and this thickness of clear Honduran mahogany would take a special order, and would be $5,000.
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    Another one of his works has the left foot on top of the right, which looks weird -- maybe not proper?
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    Missing the nails, missing INRI: not good.
    Those could be added, but the left foot is not so simple.
    Moving the right foot to the front might require starting over.
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    Come to think of it, the hands are too high for the nails to be easily added.
    They would have to penetrate below the wrists.
    So the entire corpus might have to be moved down 2 or 3 inches.
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    A doctor wrote a book on the position of the nails and he said through the palms, close to the wrist
    is the place that makes most sense, not to break bones and to support the weight, but extremely painful,
    since it would go right through or at least bruise the median nerve, the major nerve of the arm.
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    Re: What kind of crucifix is THAT at the SSPX seminary?
    « Reply #93 on: October 11, 2018, 02:08:29 AM »
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  • What about the devotion to the Child Jesus of Pichincha Mountain?
    It is approved as part of the Our Lady of Good Success apparition.

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    Re: What kind of crucifix is THAT at the SSPX seminary?
    « Reply #94 on: October 11, 2018, 08:45:19 AM »
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  • SUCCESS!! HOORAY!!
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    The artist, Fred Zavadil, is a wood carver with a very impressive website, and he sells all kind of sculpture so you got lucky!
    As for buying a copy, perhaps Zavadil has it available, since he seems to have a copy protection on this design.
    You'd have to contact him via his website and ask. I don't see any offer of copies for sale there.

    Contact:
    fred.zavadil@gmail.com
    1-519-966-0428
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    http://www.fredzavadilwoodcarving.com/religious-sculptures/

    Thank you for looking into this, Neil.

    Probably completely unaffordable for me ... unless I win the lottery.  Everything is custom, so you could probably ask him to alter the design to suit your tastes.  This man is incredibly talented.  I didn't care for his "Pieta" (borderline obscene and not sure why Our Lady is depicted as bald) ... but he has incredible artistic talent.


     

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