|Dimensions||18 x 26 x 2 cm|
ORIGINAL EX-VOTO RETABLO OIL ON TIN ~ SAN JUAN DE LOS LAGOSSKU: HPTR4.
Original Hand painted Ex-Voto Retablo: Oil on Tin ~ “San Juan De Los Lagos”.
Dimensions: 19.7cm(h) x 27.5cm (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. 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 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.