Archive for the ‘retablos’ Category

Thank You Baby Jesus because we are going to the worldcup!!!

September 28, 2009
Thank You Baby Jesus becaus we are going to the worldcup!!!

Thank You Baby Jesus because we are going to the worldcup!!!

“Thank you baby Jesus because we are going to the worldcup!!! Thanks you because we beat Honduras, Costa Rica and Landon Donovan’s big head gringos. José Ramirez Gomez. September 28, 2009.”

This illustration is inspired by retablos, or ex-votos which are devotional painting usually drawn in a naif style by people who’ve had no training in art,  but that draw them to a saint or virgin of their devotion as a Thank you for the fulfillment of something they’ve asked for.

ex-voto

ex-voto

This is one of my favorites. It is of a man thanking Saint Jude for not getting caught while cheating with his friend’s wife and asking for forgiveness because the flesh is weak.

Santo Niño del futbol in Tacuba

Santo Niño del futbol in Tacuba

And this a photograph of “el Santo Niño del futbol”, a  baby Jesus located in a church in Tacuba, Mexico City that gets dressed up with the national team’s uniform every time there in important soccer match.

Landon Donovan has a big forehead.

Thank you Virgen de Guadalupe

May 6, 2009
Thank you Virgen de Guadalupe

Thank you Virgen de Guadalupe

Thank you Virgen de Guadalupe because the Diablo did not bring the swine flu to San Miguel el Grande and because father Eulalio didn’t have to cancel mass although we had to pray with face masks on. (Please forgive my husband Florencio who always falls asleep in church and starts to snore) May 5th 2009, María Remedios Mercado.