Hyperrealistic body of Jesus now open to public viewing in Spain

Hyperrealistic body of Jesus now open to public viewing in Spain

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MANILA – The hyperrealistic body of Jesus Christ, recreated from the Holy Shroud of Turin, is now open for public viewing at the Salamanca Cathedral in Spain.
The exhibit known as “The Mystery Man” was inaugurated and promoted by ArtiSplendore.

The sculpture, weighing 75 kilos, is made of latex with silicone and have used human hair.

“It’s not real, but the appearance is human,” said Álvaro Blanco the exhibition’s artistic director, stressing that the work is stripped of influences from artistic movements.

Blanco added that starting on Friday (21 Oct 2022), visitors will be able to place themselves “before Jesus” because they have recreated “the most reliable body and in hyperrealistic quality”, and does not rule out that it generates “controversy“ because it is “something that no one had dared to do” until now.

The exhibition will remain at the Salamanca Cathedral until December and, later, will travel the five continents.
The Holy Shroud, preserved in Turin, also known as the Shroud, is a herringbone woven linen twill measuring 430 x 110 centimeters. It is a relic of the Christian faith that is credited with having wrapped the body of Jesus Christ after his death.

The shroud contains, although somewhat blurred, the imprint of a man with signs of torture that would coincide with the data that spread the gospel stories: the crowning with thorns, scourging, crucifixion and thrown in the side. On the left it shows the frontal view, and on the right the dorsal part. Time also left its mark on the burns sustained by the fabric in a fire that nearly destroyed the fabric.

To make the hyper-realistic sculpture, the artists who worked on the project started from the measurements of the body, 1.78 meters tall, and have been based on the points bleeding feet, legs or knees, among others. (ai/mtvn)

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