May 2, 2013

Italian Ex-votos of People Falling

I have loved ex-votos ever since I spotted a small cluster of them in the back of my abuelita's church. I was immediately fascinated with their strangeness and power. As soon as I had a paycheck I started collecting them and have studied the Mexican forms of this art in detail. That said, I've only been vaguely aware of the European ex-voto traditions that inspired the Mexican tradition. A blog called Chaudron has collected a fantastic set of Italian ex-votos of people falling (who were presumably miraculously saved).



posted at 10:40 AM by raul

Filed under: art

TAGS: art (15) ex-votos (2) falling (1) santos (1)


10/05/13 11:15 AM

Dear Mr. Gutierrez,

I just wanted to log in to tell you how much I enjoyed a poem of yours that a friend linked to. I put it up, with a link to your site, at my blog. I wasn't sure how to put up a trackback so you would know I'd put up your poem so I wanted to let you know. If you mind my linking and putting up the poem please let me know and I'll take it down. My mother is a poet and I try to hang on to poems that I love by filing them on my (seldom used) blog but I will perfectly understand if you prefer not to have the actual poem up somewhere else. I also love ex votos and I enjoyed very much seeing the ones you've put up here.


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