The skulpture of Nazarenes
Author: Algirdas Jasilionis
Height: 23 cm
Jesus of Nazareth is a particularly common plot in Lithuanian folk sculpture. It conveys the image of the arrested and imprisoned Jesus, who was the righteous defendant.
The wood engraver from Kaunas Algirdas Jasilionis (b. 1955) is known as a master of miniatures, most convincingly revealing himself in wood carving of small, scrupulously performed sculptures, bas-reliefs, and other works. The creator is an active participant at local and international exhibitions, and plein airs. The reduced copies of buildings carved by A. Jasilionis were included in the installation “The former buildings of NKVD-NKGB-MVD-MGB” by a Londoner artist Indrė Šerpytytė-Roberts, exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He also made works for Indrė's cycle of photographs “1944–1991” which was nominated for the Discovery of the Year award at the Photography Festival “Recontres d‘Arles”.