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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 27 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Retablos and Ex-votos Paintings

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Retablos and ex-votos represent two unique hybrid genres of art, where the religious themes and iconography of Catholicism fuse with the traditional folk art styles of Mexico, and Latin and Central America. Retablos, from “retablo,” which is literally translated “behind the altar,” are small, multi-paneled oil paintings on wood depicting Christ, the Virgin Mary, or any one of the multitude of Catholic saints. Ex-votos, from the Latin “from a vow,” are paintings ...

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