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Crucified In A Winter Wonderla by extension13 Crucified In A Winter Wonderla by extension13
A Christmas piece for the cynics.

I usually don't explain my art, but in this case I will since I have received some questions about it.

Yes, Jesus was crucified on Easter and born on Christmas. It is important to think about why I switched the two.

This piece is commenting on how Christmas is no longer about the birth of Jesus Christ, but instead, is all about presents, Santa, and pretty lights. Christmas Killed Jesus. :) (Smile)

When Jesus was crucified, they placed a thorn crown on his head to mock him. That mockery is being echoed in this piece with the festive lights.
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SHADOWoftheSPARTAN Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Nice job. The symbolism makes one think. I started to read the description/explanation you gave, but a different meaning was floating in my head. Christmas is when Christ was born, but it is sometimes hard to separate his being gifted to the world and what he was sent for, to die on a tree. So when we celebrate Christmas we may also be celebrating Easter in a way.
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SickChase Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Weird how this has only gotten 16 comments(NOW 17) in the pass 12 years.
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Hectordng88 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Como catolico cristiano realmente comparto tu sentimiento y realmente no siento el porque alquien pudiera sentirse ofendido por esto y no hacerlo por la forma como se ve en estos tiempos la navidad
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sinnerinchrist Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very Cool! I LOVE the idea...
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scapegoat437 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I'm a christian and i find this to be quite awesome.
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Iceedragons Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
At first, I thought: "What a disgrace!!!!"

But this is what I thought after reading your explination: " Wow...That is so true..."
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katabana Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
dude , that's kinda offensive to Christians....
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THESELFCENTRE Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Fantastic ! I am an athiest but i love this piece,it gives me the creeps like so many of the great classic religious paintings.
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WarthogDemon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008   Writer
This bothers me, and yet somehow I still appreciate what you're saying in this. Nice piece.
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thewhitefedora Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
Your riight, people have forgotten what Christmas is all about.
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xactoguy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2002
Very nice, you've done an excellent job... the symbolism is very poignant as well :) (Smile)
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eternalwaves Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2002  Hobbyist General Artist
The piece is imaginative, artistic, and expressive, as well as getting the message across. It hit me as a believer. His disfigured body and the barren and cold winter night, as well as the lights strangling his broken body mocks the now artificial "love and joy" attitude of Christmas.
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shark3000 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2000
I used to have a big problem with the commercialism of Christmas, I couldn't stand it. However, I came to the conclusion for myself, I choose to celebrate Christmas for the sake of Jesus. And that is the way my wife and I will raise our children. It's sad that too many people don't see the Christ in CHRISTmas. Your image is very poignant, good job.
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TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2000  Professional Interface Designer
Great. Just great. Now I'm all weird about Christmas.

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universeman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2000
Rarely do I get an emotional response to a graphic design...this one hit me good!
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mzperx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2000
What can I say???:) (Smile) I like it!

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jackdirt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2000

actually its been proven that when jesus was around he was born somewhere in the spring the...When in fact Christmas was just set up as an appeasel to both the pagans wanting to celebrate the wintersolstice and christians wanting to celebrate well christmas..so the king made the 25th the official date
Jack Dirt
Keen B***h Keen!
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jark Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2000
now that is wicked. a nice mix of emotion and the holidays. cool idea!

--[ jark ]--
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