Atheist AF
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Atheist AF

Art & Religion

The Pope and Me:

A short Study of Disillusionment

Image: Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X Des Moines Art Center

When I sit and ponder how my beliefs died, I think it was in the early nineties. I visited the Des Moines Art Center while on a field trip. I had been there before. The newer, or current, pieces were at the front of the multi-level gallery, and I had seen many of the pieces countless times. Welcoming the expected lull of visual…

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