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Is This the Image of Jesus Christ? The Shroud of Turin Brought to Life - EWTN News

Updated: Oct 12, 2023


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Is This the Image of Jesus Christ? The Shroud of Turin Brought to Life - EWTN News

"The history and mystery of the Shroud of Turin has captivated Catholics for centuries. Correspondent Colm Flynn brings us to a new exhibit in Salamanca, Spain, to see a hyper-realistic image of Jesus based on the Shroud. Hosted by Montse Alvarado, EWTN News In Depth welcomes guests in a discussion of current events in the Church, politics, and culture, all through the lens of the Catholic faith. This show is about finding out who we are as people and as Catholics, and how we can confidently live our faith in the world. It is produced by EWTN News: https://www.ewtnnews.com" from video introduction


‘The Mystery Man’: A Hyper-realistic Artwork of the Shroud of Christ

A hyper-realistic, volumetric artwork of the body of Christ as revealed on the Shroud of Turin is on display at the Cathedral of Salamanca, as part of a "pilgrim" exhibition visiting five continents.

One of the most emblematic Catholic Cathedrals in Spain is hosting an exhibition of the hyperrealistic and volumetric artwork entitled "The Mystery Man", which is the result of an assiduous study of the Holy Shroud, known as the Shroud of Turin. The effort took more than 15 years, and was carried out by Spanish artists.

The exhibition opened on 13 October, and encompasses a floorspace of 600 square meters. It fills four rooms that narrate the passion and death of Christ, ending with impressive work of a model of what the body of Jesus of Nazareth could have looked like, according to historical and scientific data offered by the Shroud.

‘Most represented image in history’

The curator of “The Mystery Man” exhibition, Alvaro Blanco, told Vatican News that the group of artists sought to create “a figure as real as possible to what is represented on the Shroud of Turin.”

"We are before a work made with the hyperrealist technique in which all the details that appear in the Shroud have been introduced, although there have been some previous studies,” said Mr. Blanco. “What we have to understand is that the image of Jesus is the most represented image of all history."

Mr. Blanco highlighted the 15 years it took to study and create the model and exhibition, thanking especially "the courage of ArtiSplendore and the Cathedral of Salamanca which have bet on the project of the exhibition.".." from the article: ‘The Mystery Man’: A Hyper-realistic Artwork of the Shroud of Christ



Shroud of Turin
Representation based on Shroud of Turin



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