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Our Lady of Hope (Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza)

Our Lady of Hope (Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza)

Artist: Felix A. Lopez (born 1942 Gilman, Colorado; lives La Mesilla, New Mexico)

Department: Art
Date: 1993
Medium: aspen wood, gesso, natural pigment, wax
Dimensions:
51 x 15 x 14 in. (129.5 x 38.1 x 35.6 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Cantor Fitzgerald Foundation
Object number: PC1994.27.1
Descriptioncarved sculpture of an elongated female figure wearing a robe and a crown, her hands in a prayer position
On view
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Félix A. López

born 1942 Gilman, Colorado; lives La Mesilla, New Mexico
Our Lady of Hope (Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza)

1993
aspen wood, gesso, natural pigment, wax

gift of Cantor Fitzgerald Foundation

PC1994.27.1

 

Félix López’s style as a modern santero is grounded in the long tradition of carving santos, but his work is embellished by his own artistic innovation. His carvings illustrate the depth of human emotion, with each figure displaying a unique sentiment. The elongation of the figures and particular attention to the hands contribute to the sense of grace present in each santo.

Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza

1993

madera de álamo, gesso, pigmentos naturales y cera

obsequio de la Cantor Fitzgerald Foundation

PC1994.27.1

 

El estilo de santero moderno de Félix López está arraigado en una larga tradición de la talla de santos, pero su trabajo está adornado con su propia innovación artística. Sus tallas ilustran la profundidad de las emociones humanas y cada una de sus figuras revela un sentimiento único. Las figuras alargadas y su particular atención al detalle en las manos contribuyen a la sensación sensación de gracia presente en cada uno de sus santos.

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