Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Christo de las angustias

"Christo de las angustias" 2008
Acrylic on canvasboard, 50x70cm

I did that from an old photograph i had, on which you see the head of the wooden statue "Virgen de las angustias" from Cordoba, Spain. This statue was made in the 16th century and displays the wheeping mother of god, in her darkest hour, holding the dead body of christ in her arms. It belongs to an old religious brotherhood, whose members carry this beautiful(but heavy) piece of art through the streets of Cordoba on their shoulders and bare feet on semana santa. Many of my ancestors, uncles and cousins belong to this brotherhood.

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