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IMAGES OF PENANCE, IMAGES OF MERCY: SOUTHWESTERN SANTOS IN THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY. William Wroth. Taylor Museum for Southwestern Studies, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1991. Published in association with University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 214 pp. with 144 ills. (107 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 90-50701 ISBN 0806123257 In English.
More than 100 panel paintings, carvings and ceremonial furnishings from the Museum's extensive collections of Hispanic devotional art are documented in this scholarly catalogue, focusing on images of the Crucifixion, representations of the figure of Death and other works associated with penance created by late 19th- and early 20th-century folk artists in New Mexico and Colorado. Eleven detailed essays describe the origins of penitential practices in the early Christian church and trace the evolution of their underlying theological tenets from medieval Spain to colonial Mexico and the American Southwest, thoroughly discussing the Penitente Brotherhood in New Mexico and examining the work of specific artists and schools.
Indexing: Western — United States, Southwest — 1800-1900 — Sculpture — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art, Other American Minority Artists
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054018
Hardcover $65.00    

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