" Homeless Jesus "

by Berckmans Peter November. 29, 2018 748 views

This bronze sculpture, by the Canadian artist Thimothy P. Schmalz, depicts a homeless Jesus a sleep on a park bench. Completly covered by a blanket yoy can only know it is jesus by the crucifixtion wounds on his feet. There are many copies from this artwork all over the world, from Canada to the USA over to Europe and I even think in Russia.

The one in Antwerp was agift to St Egidio, a laymen organisation who takes care of the poor and needy. It was given for their 50th birthday in Antwerp.

I found it a very interesting, touching work of art.

Join the conversation
12
There are 12 comments , add yours!
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 1 month ago

#1 - INCREDIBLE good picture.
Again such a story telling art work - I have to visit Antwerp next year ...

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 1 month ago

You are welcome

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Linda Elizabeth 2 years, 1 month ago

I find this very moving.  I am a Christian and work with the homeless and street community in Southampton England.  It is a privilege to know these wonderful people.  Thank you so much for sharing this.

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Linda Elizabeth 2 years, 1 month ago

And we can bring those people sometimes in the spotlight. Keep up the good work and thank you for caring

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Great captured. A really touching sculpture.

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Thank you Heike. The artist made it to provoce

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lakshmi Bhat 2 years, 1 month ago

Yes, very touching. Thank you for sharing.

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Lakshmi Bhat 2 years, 1 month ago

My pleasure

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 years, 1 month ago

You photos capture the texture so realistic and the colors are excellent.

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 1 month ago

Well the model did not move.

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Björn Roose 2 years, 1 month ago

I like your POV on #1 . Nice series !

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 1 month ago

Bedankt, vind ik ook de beste

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com