By Marie R. Cash, Jack Parsons
Richly illustrated with examples of 18th- and 19th-century paintings from northern New Mexico's village church buildings, Santos is an in-depth research into the creative history of the recent Mexican santero (saint maker).
Along with photographer Jack Parsons, Marie Romero money visited each church within the sector and documented, pointed out, and measured every piece. jointly they photographed over 500 items, together with 19 moradas (places of worship for Penitentes) and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe assortment housed on the Museum of overseas folks paintings. alongside the way in which, funds exposed various examples of designated santero paintings that have been housed in those church buildings, secure via thick adobe partitions and devoted mayordomos (caretakers). on occasion, those items had survived intact so long as 200 years.
In addition to cataloging those items, funds delves into the explicit creative origins of this distinct shape, deciding upon formerly unknown significant santeros, the 18th-Century amateur and the Laguna Santero. Cash's vast learn into those previously "anonymous" artisans fills a spot within the examine of this certain shape, making Santos quintessential for paintings historians and the final reader attracted to the tradition and paintings of the yankee Southwest.