One of the things we are struck by in Schwarzwald it the sheer volume of public religious art. Whilst there is a crucifix every few of miles along most roads, there are some much more extravagant pieces as well. This is a larger than life depiction of Gethsemane, complete with snoozing disciples.
To give you a sense of place, this is the church it is next to.
Time to commission a massive piece by a famous artist for the park at Holy Nativity.
3 thoughts on “Gethsemane | We’re in Schwarzwald”
The Schwarzwald was not only the heart of a very Catholic community but blessed by a school of gifted sculptors who learnt from and encouraged one another. Iconoclasm was an important part of the rise of Protestantism. I don’t think religious art public displayed would endear the UK’s contemporary Christians to the community in which they live.
Is this the Old-Catholic church in Baden-Baden?