E47 – The good Samaritan
“ A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.” (Luke X, 31 – 33)
In the distance looms a great hollow structure, a façade without content, the church of the priest and the Levite who passed by the fallen without helping him. This engraving was made in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War and for that reason the stain encompassing the assaulted is in the shape of Spain. The killers flee. The church in the foreground, characterized by the narrow gate with the three crosses of Golgotha on top, is the church of the good Samaritan, actually the representative of Christ.
This work was made in Chile between the 2nd and 14th of January 1938.