Ex-Voto Mexican Retablo Folk Art Tin Sign Thanks St Nicolas from Train Wreck. This retablo is a handmade painting an original piece of Mexican folk art. The artist tells a story of thanks in words and picture. It is all hand painted directly onto the tin. The artist tells the following story: (loosely translated). Of August 1941, we were walking on the large bridge on our way to Totolapan, when all of a sudden a train engine came upon us. I was feeling hopeless that we werent going to make it to the end of the bridge. I was with my son Julian and asked for the holy protection of St Nicolas T, that he save us from dying. The tin is painted in dark tones and is done in a primitive style. You can see Catarino Gargia praying to St Nicolas T. Who is painted in the clouds. St Nicolas is looking down on Catarino and Julian on the bridge. The tin sign measures just about 9 inches across x 12 inches in height. This is an original piece of artwork, bought from the artist’s representative in Mexico. The date of creation is not known as the artists who do this type of work sometimes use a historic date to show context for the scene created. Sometimes the artists and their families hold on to works for many years before making them available for sale so it is impossible to say when it was created. Sometimes they make available pieces as they are created. The artist intended irregularities, uneven edges, slight bends in the tin, some tears, holes, rust, scratches and paint splotches. The Art of Mexico fine print. Joel is originally from Mexico and he buys original arts and crafts direct from artists and their families. All Mexican art items in our store have been hand-chosen by him. The Art of Mexico. We do our best to describe items accurately and we point out flaws in photos and descriptions. The item shown in the photos is exactly what you will receive. The photos are an integral part of each listing. You may see blurry photos or a flash bright spot sometimes we have difficulty capturing a clear shot. Please note that if the actual item has an issue or flaw, it will be noted. Otherwise, please assume the problem is with our camera, not the item! Keep in mind that not all monitors display colors in the same way, so the color of the actual item may be slightly different than what you are seeing on your screen. In most cases, we offer two choices for international buyers. Thanks for stopping by our store! The item “Mexican Retablo Thanks St Nicolas Saved fr Train Wreck Folk Art Ex-Voto Painting” is in sale since Wednesday, January 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art”. The seller is “theartofmexico” and is located in Brandon, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Retablo Folk Art
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Culture: Mexican
- Provenance: Ownership History Available