The Fusion in image and word of Che Guevara and Jesus Christ
Series:Zurich Studies in the History of Art 20/21
Aims and Scope
After his death, Che Guevara became an idol and was even compared to Jesus Christ. Many images, poems, plays, and films bear witness to this remarkable process, which made studious use of Christian iconography. In this way, Che Guevara became a Christ figure for our times. In order to explain their real affinity, the author examines Jesus as a historical figure and illuminates parallels with Che.