Thursday, July 27, 2006

"spanish colonial" religious statues


These are 2 examples of "spanish colonial" style sculpture. The skeleton archer "DEATH" is in a museum in Santa Fe, the Jesus statue is in the cathedral in Santa Fe.The picture doesn't give as good of an idea of the impact of it in person, but picture taking was limited. The Jesus is very near the "La Conquistadora" Mary statue shown yesterday.
I think these are pretty unsettling, and I think a lot of people would agree. They are pretty crude, with the elongated features
Pretty creepy. I think this shows that the religious life of the early settlers in New Mexico in the 1700's was not based on peace and love and forgiveness. This is an interesting view into another time and place, and the artwork that is still around to document it.

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