Santa Barbara Retablo
- Santa Barbara Retablo
- The Original Of This Image Is In The Taylor Museum In Colorado Springs, Colorado.
- It is a late 1800s style New Mexico santero retablo of Santa Barbara.
- Her attributes, feathers in the hair, and the castle in which she was imprisoned are clearly evident.
- This is a 1980s museum reproduction by Steven Curtis using Gesso and pigment on board.
- Curtis resided in Ramah, New Mexico and Toquerville, Utah.
- As the originals of these 1600s – 1800s were not signed, Curtis chose not to sign his retablo works.
- The board on which the painting is made is an old piece of barnwood with a knot hole and three old nail holes.
- A lot of the early New Mexican paintings were painted on wood discarded by Spanish colonial carpenters.
- This board is attached to two other pieces of barnwood.
- It is then fitted into an ornate late 1800s gilded frame so the piece is heavy and about 3″ thick.
- The outer painted board is 13 1/2″ wide x 15″ long.
- The frame is 20″ wide x 24″ tall.
- Wall Art