Several of the objects on display originally belonged to monks or nuns, who inevitably lived in communal institutions, and there is also a good selection of painted ex-votos
, left by grateful individuals at shrines.
Once I'd acclimated myself by way of these less directly visceral works, I found myself able to confront the grosser three-dimensional manifestations of Hawkins's chosen defilements with more equanimity, and realized that these icons or ex-votos
of cruelty had a power commensurate with their crudity.
Sherer tambem e artista, e trabalha com elementos tragicos, em uma cenografia que inclui altares de ex-votos
e imagens fotograficas onde a relacao presenca / ausencia, o negativo, as sombras e o fracasso estao sempre presentes.
Desanctified crucifixes, reliquaries, retables and ex-votos
, iconically displayed as precious commodities, provided further evidence, if such was needed, of the relentless commodification of cultural objects that events like Frieze serve up to an insatiable market.
O primeiro capitulo da parte pratica revela como, do espanto provocado pela riqueza da documentacao da Mesa da Consciencia e Ordens entre 1808 e 1828 - documentacao que, podemos supor, poderia se prestar a objeto de uma historia- narracao -, Guilherme Pereira das Neves chegou a uma historia-problema, despertado pelo exemplo dos ex-votos
com que se deparou, por acaso, no Museu da Arquidiocese de Olinda.
No segundo, Lilian Alves Gomes analisa os ex-votos
armazenados em uma Sala de Milagres no interior de Minas Gerais.
devotion are the ex-votos
brought to Our Lady of Chiquinquira, the
He is editor of the social science journal Italian American Review; Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives (2011); Sacred Emblems, Community Signs: Historic Flags and Religious Banners from Italian Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2003); co-editor of Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-votos
from Italy (2012); poet Vincenzo Ancona's Malidittu la lingua/Damned Language (1990; 2010), and Mediated Ethnicity: New Italian-American Cinema (2010); and author of R.
Although the book seems to have been written with an undergraduate audience in mind (which would explain the rather rudimentary definitions of hagiography, relics, ex-votos
, and the like), even more advanced scholars will find something to appreciate in Saints Alive.
are small paintings, usually done on tin, that are an expression of an individual's gratitude for the intercession of the divine in a crisis.
Gulbenkian Foundation), Ex-Votos
(2003, poetry), A Cabeca de Salome
portray the afflicted individual (fig.