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E59 – The rich Pharisee


The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.” (Luke XVIII, 11)


The well-known parable was here largely projected onto architecture. The baroque ornate façade, the rose with the Star of David, the restless Solomonic columns and the two sacrificial vases that point directly to the text. The whole has its equal in the stiff well fed, washed and stuffed up family going to church while the head of the family turns and apparently speaks the biblical text. A pope stands where Christ or a saint should stand and reads. It’s not his fault that his statue was placed there.

This work was made in Totoral (Argentina) between the 7th of December 1938 and the 13th of February 1939.

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Signed : Yes Breda catalog number : E59
Condition : Good Number available : 1
Gospel : Luke XVIII, 9 - 14


Year of creation : 1938 - 1939
Dimensions : 32,5 x 40 cm


Additional information

Weight 0,1 kg
Dimensions 40 × 32,5 × 0,155 cm
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