Puche and the throne of ‘Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo’
INTERVENTION FROM A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH
This intervention can be found in the exhibition ‘El Verbo Encarnado’, which can be visited in the Cathedral of Malaga since September 21st, on the occasion of the centenary of the Agrupación de Cofradías de Málaga.
The intervention of Puche on the throne of ‘Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo’ is an action that means a lot on an artistic and emotional level, because it is the only image that will be placed in the trascoro, and because it is the first time that it is done from a contemporary approach. A true honor.
My contemporary approach to Jesús Cautivo
The work is located on the platform of the usual ‘monte de claves de Jesús Cautivo’, and is structured in an organic way on the design of the Brotherhood’s coat of arms.
I did not want to forget the image that the promises have under the feet of the Lord, so I made a drawing on paper, graphite and colored pencil in which the vegetation of red carnations is interpreted in an expressive way with iconographic incursions on the four sides of the throne.
Crossing the sides from left to right we can find an elephant, and from front to back a peacock, both entwined in the form of a cross on the throne alluding to Christ’s sense of eternity.
On the other hand, the feathers of the peacock on the back of the throne follow the visual line of argument of the fall of the tunic of the image, in a clear intention of continuity between image and throne. At the same time, the eyes of the feathers —as it is well-known— are the eyes of God who sees everything, returning the gaze to the tens of thousands of promises that go behind the throne every Holy Monday, paying homage to these faithful and making this work not an ephemeral work, but a timeless one.
Finally, a procession of fish transits the throne with a double meaning.On the one hand, the idea of the multiplication of faith; on the other, the marine contextualization of the city and its image, giving the work a greater sense of fluidity from the formal point of view. Dimensions: 1000 cm x 127.5 cm.
This is how Puche and the throne of ‘Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo’ will remain connected forever, through an intervention that is a gift for the senses.
Photo by Lorenzo Carneros