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Images of Penance, Images of Mercy: Southwestern Santos in the Late Nineteenth Century [Paperback]

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.03" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.44"
Weight:   1.93 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 15, 1991
Publisher   University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN  0806123265  
EAN  9780806123264  

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In the late nineteenth century Hispanic religious, or "santos," made in New Mexico and Colorado were dominated by depictions of the passion and crucifixion of Christ. The predominance of these images can be traced to the growing importance of an organization known today as the brotherhood of Our Father Jesus Nazarene. The Brotherhood is a Catholic confraternity whose members are decided to living a pious Christian life through fervent devotion to the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Their devotional actives include ceremonial processions each year during Holy Week in which, amidst prayer and the singing of hymns, statues of Christ and the Holy Virgin are carried.

Following the American occupation of 1846, the Brotherhood strongly resisted the process of Americanization by preserving the core values of their Catholic faith--penance and mercy--and the ceremonies that expressed these values. For the ceremonies, the stark, powerful, locally made "santos," with their articulated limbs, were preferred over the sentimental commercially made plaster statues introduced by the Americans.

In part 1 of this study, William Wroth traces the origins and growing importance of penitential practices in the early Christian church, through medieval Spain and colonial Mexico, to New Mexico and Colorado. In part 2 a vivid description of the rituals and social functions of the Brotherhood by Marta Weigle is followed by Wroth's catalog of the expressive and moving "santos" in the Taylor Museum of Southwestern Studies, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. He provides new information on the artists and their styles, describes particular pieces, and discusses their iconographic sources. Thirty- seven black-and-white and 107 color photographs illustrate the text.

This first systematic study of the late nineteenth-century "santos" will be welcomed by cultural and art historians and by all readers interested in religious art, Hispanic culture, and the American Southwest.

Published for the Taylor Museum of Southwestern Studied, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! William Wroth, a specialist in Hispanic cultural history and art of the Southwest, was curator of the Taylor Museum of Southwestern Studied, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, from 1976 to 7983. His publications include "Hispanic Crafts of the Southwest", "The Chapel of Our Lady of Talpa", and "Christian Images in Hispanic New Mexico".

William Wroth was born in 1938.

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