What did Jesus look like?
This question has been hotly debated for hundreds of years. During the years 2009 and 2010 Hans Weishäupl has created a photorealistic image of Jesus. His work is based on the scientific analysis and the original proportions of the shroud of turin, so that the image reflects the results of forensic investigations. In collaboration with Janet Riedel, Weishäupl took photographs of more than 190 individuals from different parts of the world.
Taking individual body and facial parts, Hans Weishäupl created the image of an entirely new person, Jesus Christ the way he must have looked like. In order to depict realistic wounds, forensic images of real injuries were used.
The famous Shroud of Turin was shown in an exhibition in the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista from April 2010 to May 2010.