E12 – Presentation to Simeon
“Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” (Luke II, 28 – 32)
Delhez, as often, searches for intimacy. An example of this is how Joseph holds the delicate doves in his rough hands. Jesus pulls on Simeon’s beard. Joseph and Anna represent the darkness of faith and that of the synagogue, respectively, awaiting the coming of the Messiah.
This work was made in Cocaraya (Bolivia) between the 11th and 25th of July 1934.