E68 – Resurrection of Lazarus
“When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” (John XI, 43 – 44)
On the first plan, Lazarus stretches as if waking from sleep. The three men who are turning the tombstone are horrified. The resurrection is a miracle in itself more dreadful than death itself. For that reason, Jesus holds his hand before his eyes, but he also does so because the grief of his friends had moved him. Its appearance between the cypress and the dead is the utmost that could be demanded of a man-god with the result that all accumulated opposition now becomes a solid and continued action resulting in the end of Christ himself, as man, and his descent. in the tomb from which he is now raising Lazarus.
This work was made in Totoral (Argentina) between the 28th of April and the 3th of July 1939.