Exhibition - Resurrection, reborn from our ashes

" Holding contemporary art exhibitions in some of Alsace's remarkable churches is a source of curiosity. This exhibition allows us to draw an interesting parallel between the phoenix of legends and Christ, through particularly striking acrylics. "

Exhibition of 12 acrylic paintings by Didier Clad, as part of the 24th Chemins d'Art Sacré.

To exhibit works in the Romanesque church of Sigolsheim, a place of prayer, is to take into account a long tradition of artistic production, from Giotto to the present day. Sacred art has been part of our culture for centuries.

The viewer enters the central nave and the first works evoke the phoenix. This mythical bird is said to have been born in India or Arabia and to have lived for at least 500 years. At the end of its life, it burns on an altar as a sacrifice and from this fire a worm is born, which, on the third day, gives new life to the resurrected bird. This highly symbolic story, source of life and rebirth, could not leave Christian thought indifferent.

A symbol of resurrection, the phoenix on its pyre is the image of Christ on the cross. When he feels his death coming, he smears his body with spices, builds a pyre, lights the fire and falls asleep in it. He dies little by little, but after three days he rises from his ashes, regains his youth and even more beautiful wings.

Watercolours, paintings and prints are a pretext for the creation of new forms while taking up the colours and gestures of the 12th and 13th centuries, which are very present on certain sculpted capitals.

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  • Prices : Free entrance

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