Photographer's Note

In these last decades part of Brazilian catholic priests had a different interpretation of religion, adding a special leftist view of the Bible and life of Jesus, seen as a revolutionary personage, similar with Guevara.
These priests were involved with social movements and politic. In some regions with more social conflicts this was more usual.
Inside Saint Ann cathedral we can find a typical classic architecture, something simple and clean and with not so much character after so many reforms it suffered after centuries.
One of the most curious aspects of the interior is some modern murals we can see inside, they have a great artistic quality.
These artworks have a typical Marxist mood, one of them tells the history of a rural syndicalist who faced the power of a politician of this region after a trouble about a worker of his ranch who was being deceived and would like to bring his former chief to the work tribunal of justice. As usual in many regions of Brazil, this politician paid professional killers to kill the syndicalist who was bringing him troubles. This scene is portrayed in a mural and the victim is transformed in an hero as an informal saint. Here we can see clearly as the ideology of the local bishop was exposed in the walls of the cathedral. In a normal society this event wouldn't be a religious matter, but a police matter.
In these murals you can see the house burning, the men killed and Adam and Eve in the heaven. At side, in the other mural, you can see scenes of slavery in 19th century and Indians, showing as the oppression of the old times is present even today, after centuries. A typical social speech of the leftist part of the church.
In the main post you can see a not so controversial mural around the image of the patron saint of Goiás City, Saint Ann, ever shown teaching her daughter Mary.
Please, check the WS. The image has better quality in larger format.

Dentro da catedral de Santa Ana temos um estilo clássico, mas muito modificado no decorrer dos séculos, enfim, a igreja perdeu parte da sua identidade e parece até um pouco vazia.
Um dos mais notáveis aspectos do interior são alguns murais junto ao altar, essas obras tem uma ótima qualidade, algumas delas tem um forte conteúdo político de esquerda e uma até mesmo narra a morte de um sindicalista que estava trazendo problemas para um político da região.
No mural do altar-mor temos a imagem de Santa Ana ensinando Maria.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13146 W: 174 N: 27366] (116405)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-06
  • Exposure: 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-01-23 0:41
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