Saturday, December 30, 2006

El Nacimiento Continued

La Casa Cordova is now owned by the Tucson Museum of Art and has been the site of El Nacimiento since 1978. The creator, Maria Luisa Tena, carries on a tradition learned from her mother, growing up near Guadalajara, Mexico. The display is a combination of scenes from the bible with scenes of Mexican folk life. There are hundreds of figures collected by Maria and her family over the years. I found the detail remarkable. Each little house is furnished, has typical items you might see in such a house, dishes on the tables, brooms and such, dogs, sheep and other animals, children playing, people of all ages, angels, even a little red devil in one scene. And this is carried through many many scenes with accompanying plants and lights. Clearly a labor of love.


Blogger Kate said...

Louz, This is really quite remarkable. I'd love to see it myself. I googled her name and there's lots of references to the exhibit, but she doesn't seem to have a website. Too bad!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

Bonne année, bonne santé
"Le temps passe, les années filent. Quand une nouvelle année commence, on se demande toujours si elle apportera la paix et le bonheur à chacun... Fermez les yeux et faites un voeu !"

Good year, good health
time passes, the years slip by. When a new year starts, one always wonders if it will bring peace and happiness to each one… Close the eyes and make a wish!

2:21 AM  

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