Jesus Christ, “the Same throughout All Ages,” acrylic on wooden board, 1997.

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While the title indicates Christ’s eternity, the expression in Christ’s eyes reveals his participation in human agonies and weaknesses. We might say that this is an “existential” Christ Who, having become man, lives through the antinomies of human existence, through time and difficulties, through passions and suffering. This is a Christ Who does not wish to be separated from human beings; He is descending to their level, taking upon Himself all human troubles and conditions (la condition humaine) – except sin. In Christ’s eyes we may see a Fayum influence, and in the manner of color treatment we may recognize the influence of the art of Fauvism.

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