Barcelona Photoblog: The Three Wise Men 2013, Crèches and Domenec Talarn

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Three Wise Men 2013, Crèches and Domenec Talarn

Biblical Magi sculpture by Domenech Talarn
Three Wise Men or Biblical Magi by artist Domenec Talarn

The Three Wise Men, The Magi or the Three Kings came to Barcelona today loaded with presents for kids as they do every year riding from the East on their camels. Well, you know the story. They carried gold, frankincense and myrrh to baby Jesus. They do more or less what Santa does but bring more presents, change the deer for camels and give kids coal in case they misbehave. Barcelona Photoblog has published about Biblical Magi in the past:
To celebrate the arrival of the Magi I have used an image taken in Barcelona's town hall during an exhibition of sculptor Domenec Talarn i Ribot's works. Talarn, born in Barcelona at carrer Jerusalem (Raval quarter) in 1812, was famous because of his representations of nativity (crèches) at the entrance of his workshop and the beauty of the figures he sculpted.


  1. Anonymous5:47 AM

    The 12th day of Christmas, the Feast of the Epiphany. My mother celebrated it growing up with bits of straw and a bowl of water for the camels, a humble snack for the 3 kings, all left out before going to bed and vanished at dawn but replaced with small gifts from the magi. Talarn's work that you show here is a beautiful rendering and this photo with the lights and colors behind are perfect.

  2. Beautifully executed work of art. Compelling even without knowing the context. Three Kings Day is not celebrated here. Learning about leaving food for the camels sounds so much like our Christmas traditions with Santa and his reindeer. Sweet.


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