Excited to be installing "Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art," opening to the public this Saturday! This gorgeous exhibition features 56 paintings, sculpture, silver pieces, furniture, and other devotional objects.
These mid-18th century doors are made of carved and painted wood. They are great examples of Churrigueresque (Spanish Baroque style brought to the New World) architecture elements. This is reflected in the organic details – deeply carved shells, swags, fruits, flowers and acanthus scrolls. #TextureTuesday#SpanishColonialArt#DenverArtMuseum || Pair of doors. Quito (Ecuador), mid 18th century, carved and painted wood. Denver Art Museum, Gift in memory of Samuel Butler, Jr.; 1991.1116a-e.
"Nicolas has been practicing the tradition of Santo making for well over sixteen years. Apprenticed by master artists since the age of 16, his body of work has gained a significant reputation. Museums, churches and collectors include his work in their collections. The traditional methods including the production of natural pigments and hand carved panels are a constant in his studio. He has also created altar screens which are highly collectable. His work is shown in galleries and is featured in a variety of publications." -nicoterostudios.com
We will be having a Special Edition Poster for the first time ever in Traditional Spanish Market history! Join us on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art for the Poster Release Party. Meet the artist behind the image for this summer's Traditional Spanish Market poster, Nic Otero.