|Dimensions||19 x 26 x 2 cm|
ORIGINAL EX-VOTO RETABLO OIL ON TIN ~ SAN PASCUAL BAILONSKU: HPTR1.
Original Handpainted Ex-Voto Oil on Tin ~ San Pascual Bailon
Dimensions: 16.5cm (h) x 24.5cm (w)
The literal translation for “retablo” is “behind the altar. Originally, the Spanish conquerors used small Devotional saint paintings to convert the indigenous peoples of “New Spain” to Catholicism. Ex-votos are small devotional paintings related to a personal crisis requesting a favor or offering thanks. Votive painting, or ex-votos are small devotional oil paintings on canvas or tin related to a personal crisis requesting a favour or offering thanks in times. offer thanks to a particular saint in the form of a short narrative. Complete with written tales and dates, they provide insight into the every day culture and lives of the people of Mexico in the nineteenth and early-twentieth Centuries.