Jesus nailed to the cross

Roman Śledź1991

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil

A multi-figure composition carved of linden wood, subsequently painted and varnished. It depicts the crucifixion of Jesus.
Unlike traditional folk artists, Roman Śledź sculpts collective portraits. He works with precision, using a single wooden log. Each sculpture is different, despite addressing exactly the same topic. He is called a master of the Road of the Cross. The point of departure for his works is faith and constant contemplation of the Gospel. He does not seek inspiration in church iconography, the composition arises from his deep experience and own interpretation of the biblical text. His sculptures are full of expression and realistic presentation of suffering, pain and despair.

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  • Title: Jesus nailed to the cross
  • Creator: Roman Śledź
  • Date created: 1991
  • Physical Dimensions: 29 x 32 x 15.5 cm
  • Provenance: A gift of Dr Hans Haab from Feldmeilen (Switzerland) in 1993.
  • Type: Wooden sculpture
  • Medium: Linden wood
  • About the author: Roman Śledź (born in 1948) is a contemporary folk sculptor who specialises in religious themes. The main motif of his works is the Road of the Cross.