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Religious Folk Art
date back many centuries throughout Latin America and are primarily
used to honor saints thought to remedy various problems of everyday
life. Lithography made it possible for people to replicate religious
figures on tin for display on their own home altars.
traditionally are two-dimensional paintings on tin or wood of a saint
or about a religious theme. "Retablos" and "exvotos"
are sometimes used interchangeably, but retablo most correctly refers
to sacred images painted on wood while exvotos are images painted on
tin or paper.
original retablos are designed by meticulously hand painting in acrylic
on hand sculpted wood that has been etched and decorated.
These original paintings are divinely inspired, take a great deal of
time to complete and sell for hundreds of dollars.
retablos replicas I offer are a full color reduction made from my
original painting by making a Giclée in the style of older
engraved prints. The print is then adhered to the same wooden
sculpted frame used in my original paintings and permanently sealed.
This method of reproduction make the saints affordable to just about
of my retablos, whether original or replicas, has a label adhered to
the back offering a biographical account of the birth, life and death
of the saint or image depicted. Finally, each retablo is hand signed
by the artist.
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