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Patrociño Barela, Bulto


Four figures numbered in pencil; 1:ahead 2:kneeling figure 3: head with arms raised 4: figure with hands on forehead. Seven Roman numbers engraved at bottom.

Patrociño Barela
Patrociño Barela worked most of his life as a wood carver in Taos, New Mexico. As a santero (an artist who creates sacred images), Barela is recognized by New Mexico's living artists as a major source of inspiration. His carvings are not only expressive of the rich Hispano heritage within which he created, but artistically his works display parallels to Romanesque art, Modern art, as well as to the primitive art of other world cultures. http://www.laplaza.org/art/barela/
Bulto, c.1940
Wood
Overall: 18 1/8 x 6 11/16 in. (46 x 17 cm)
Courtesy of WPA
1980.0034.0000

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