Santos Al Desnudo

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Ediciones Puerto, 2005 - Art - 305 pages
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A comprehensive study on one of the most significant expressions of Puerto Rican folkart, describing the predominant characteristics regarding the carving of "santos de palo", a clearly defined folkart practiced since the 18th century as a family tradition that shares common practices. The study documents with photographs, close to 8 thousand painted wood sculptures, or Santos, images of saints, holy figures and legends of Catholicism produced between 1790 and 1970 by Puerto Rican artists or family workshops.

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