”Rūpintojėlis” (” The Pensive Christ”).
”A man who always takes care of everything”
The traditional iconographic storyline with a modern twist.
Giclée inkjet print on Somerset Velvet 255gsm textured paper. Framed with the mount and non-reflective art glass, vintage hand-painted frame.
Overall size: 420mm x 520mm.
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Iconography depicting a contemplating Jesus, sitting with his head supported by his hand.
Available as limited edition prints on Somerset Velvet 255gsm textured paper in two sizes and in three different variations:
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The Pensice Christ, vintage plaster gold frame.
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Giclée inkjet print on Somerset Velvet 255gsm textured paper. Framed with vintage plaster frame and non-reflective premium art glass.
Two different variations:
Overall size: 140cm x 150cm
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Rūpintojėlis, The Pensive Christ – an interpretation of an iconographic storyline.
The Lithuanian “Rūpintojėlis” is based on the nature of the Lithuanian nation and is identified with its tragic history, full of suffering, hardship, captivity, and oppression.
Three varieties of Rūpintojėlis prevailed in Lithuania. The latest version depicts Christ in a long robe, with only his feet and hands visible underneath.
Sculptures of the Rūpintojėlis have been found in tombstones, wooden chapels, and interiors.
The Pensive Christ was kept in the home as a guardian: he protected against all disasters and took care of the home.
As a symbol of humility and reconciliation, the Rūpintojėlis was also placed in places where accidents had occurred.
Suffering and pain are accepted calmly and expressed through peace and concentration. Coming to terms with what has happened is God’s will.
Rasa Matevičiūtė’s version of Rūpintojėlis is intended to draw the attention of the contemporary generation.
The aim is to remind us of our roots and history, while the witty detail is to encourage us to look to the future through a prism of optimism.
R. Mateviciute – ”Rūpintojėlis” already seen the world and was displayed in exhibitions in Greece, Athens, and here in the UK, London. For more about it please check my NEWS page.