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Welcome to Art4TheSoul! Great unique gifts for everyone in the family!!

My featured works are called "Retablos" which are Spanish/Mexican devotional paintings. The images are spiritual in nature and are based on centuries old depitions of Catholic saints and spiritual symbols, commonly known as Spanish Colonial Art.

These small paintings were primarily done on tin and wood most often by untrained artists. My retablos are done on wood and although they are not done according to the historical methods of Retablo making, they have the same spiritual life and meaning as the authentic Retablos. Retablos appeared after the Spanish conquest of Mexico, as a desire to possess a sacred object which would ensure health, fertility, and an abundance of crops.

During the 1700 and 1800's retablo painting flourished. These Retablos also reflect a lively spirit and a true devotion to God. Retablos were sometimes commissioned by individuals but most were sold by peddlers door to door.

In my Retablo shop I hope to create a renewed excitement for this historical art of retablo making! Although my retablos don't necessarily mimic the traditional look of the Spanish folk art and mexican cultural paintings, they contain in them the roots and symbolism which represent the heart and soul of the craft. I hope you become captivated by these pieces - each of which has his own unique story of love.

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My prints and original retablo paintings, are copyrighted by me, all rights reserved.

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