E15 – Look, The Lamb of God
“The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” (John I, 35 – 36)
After forty days in the desert, John symbolically shows his cross to Jesus. Next to him are the two first apostles, one of which in the typical costume of a Quechua Indian, a people specific to the region where Delhez lived and worked at that time. The others are at their ship. The model of the desert trees was taken from the firewood: roots of mountain herb but with these roots pointing upwards. Delhez thought this was necessary to distinguish between two different things, namely desert and water. We also see Jesus, who is clearly tired and appears somewhat pathetic, showing that he is the one who takes upon all sins.
This work was made in Cocaraya (Bolivia) between the 14th of July and the 30th of August 1934.