Summary: A comprehensive introduction to the Mexican retablo--folk images painted on sheets of tin that are offered as votives of thanks to Christ or the Virgin Mary for a miracle granted or a favor bestowed. Discusses votive offerings around the world, the emergence of Mexican retablos, how the paintings have influenced Mexican art, the special category of migrants' retablos, and presents 40 full-color retablo paintings with English translations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, O ...show morer. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 95
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