Mystery Man, the hyper-realist version of the Holy Shroud Man.
The Christ in Salamanca Cathedral is hyperrealistic and volumetric. The “pilgrim” exhibition travels across five continents.
“The Mystery Man”
A hyper-realist and volumetric art exhibition at one of Spain’s most famous cathedrals, was inspired by the Holy Shroud. A 15-year artist project in Spain. The 600-square-metre exhibition opens on October 13 with four rooms narrating Christ’s passion and death, as well as a stunning reconstruction of Jesus of Nazareth’s body based on historical and scientific data from the Holy Shroud.
“We are in front of a work realised with the hyper-realist technique in which all the details that emerge from the Holy Shroud have been introduced,” said lvaro Blanco, curator of “The Mystery Man.” Blanco worked with artists to “create a figure as similar to the one that emerges from the Holy Shroud as possible.” After 15 years of Holy Shroud research, he thanked “ArtiSplendore” and the Cathedral of Salamanca for the courage with which they bet on the exhibition project.”
The man on the Holy Shroud inspired hyper-realist “The Mystery Man.” Shroud studies were meticulously incorporated into the 3D model, according to the measurements. He has multiple wounds, a swollen face, and bloody hair. “Now our eyes can really see what the passion, the suffering of Christ was,” said Salamanca Bishop Monsignor José Luis Retana Gozalo at a press conference. (ANSA).
“A mystery fleshed out”
“I really liked the work; the truth is that you are in front of an exact representation of what Jesus suffered and caused his death, and this is shocking,” – continues.
Monsignor Retana proposed that the Holy Shroud man’s body could represent Jesus “God’s love is demonstrated by Jesus Christ’s death as an evildoer for our salvation. The greatest affection “. Adding, “He was crucified and resurrected for us. The exhibition can inspire both believers and nonbelievers “.
“The objective,” says Francisco Moya, CEO of “ArtiSplendore”, the event’s promoter, “is for this exhibition to become a pilgrim, a non-travelling pilgrimage, to arrive also in Turin, the city of the Shroud, in Lisbon for World Youth Day in 2023, and hopefully also in Rome for the Jubilee of 2025.”
Salamanca will host the exhibition until December, after which it will tour the five continents.