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A mad scientist and his crucifixion imagery

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It appears that Iago Faustus, over at EroticMadScience.com, has an occasional thing for crucifixion imagery. In an early volume of his long-running comic Tales of Gnosis College a crucifixion (unclear whether "for real" or as a sort of role-play) takes place at an orgiastic party given by an absurdly wealthy middle-eastern ruler:

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Source: https://eroticmadscience.com/2011/11/25/study-abroad-chapter-two-page-twenty-seven/

In another place, something like crucifixion is used in a mad-science transformation illustration, done by artist KristinF.

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Source: https://eroticmadscience.com/2011/03/25/edith-sterlings-transformation-begins/

The woman is being transformed into an octopus, hence the tank below her. The why is complicated.

One illustration -- a couple crucifixion -- has I believe come to the attention of contributors here before: https://www.cruxforums.com/xf/threa...y-phlebas-and-other.1841/page-163#post-261664

For completeness sake there is also an image of an apparently voluntary crucifixion given here:


I won't insert the thumbnail because Faustus requests that the image not be altered or reproduced without permission (the other images have CC licenses) but the image's internal caption might pique your curiosity enough to visit the link.

Destiny Summone is playing the title role in The Martyrdom of Julia. It is the role of a lifetime, the role that will make her immortal. But like any great role, it cannot be played without sacrifice. For Destiny is a method actor, and she is determined to make as much use of her method as she can…

As I am sure many of you know already, Julia of Corsica was a crucified female saint...
 

phlebas

PRIMUS POENUS
Staff member
You've captured the best of them there, Tom. There are more that fall into the theme cruxlike . . . .

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Tom Aikenhead

Condemned
As I am sure many of you know already, Julia of Corsica was a crucified female saint...

I should note that St. Julia and her crucifixion have their own history of artistic representation, one that normally involves rather more modest depictions than the one Faustus imagined and commissioned. Here is an example:

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Source: http://baalberith.net/wp/2014/01/07/done-wlarger-image-serene-martyr/

The original painting by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (1840-1915) is in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
 

Apostate

Administrator
Staff member
I should note that St. Julia and her crucifixion have their own history of artistic representation, one that normally involves rather more modest depictions than the one Faustus imagined and commissioned. Here is an example:

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Source: http://baalberith.net/wp/2014/01/07/done-wlarger-image-serene-martyr/

The original painting by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (1840-1915) is in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Tom, you may not be familiar with Damian’s savage 2001 parodies of von Max's milquetoast original. :eeek: :babeando:;)

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Apostate

Administrator
Staff member
And some recent modifications, both subtle and unsubtle. :rolleyes:

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