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'Sangre de Cristo'

Brandon Maldonado

oil + acrylic on panel

22 x 36" (framed)


Sangre de Cristo

This painting is a depiction of the fallen Christ as seen in the Stations of the Cross or what is also referred to as the Passion of Christ or Via Crucis. Here, I turn that imagery into a surreal mountainous landscape. The Spanish-speaking people named the southern stretch of the Rocky Mountains in Northern New Mexico the Sangre de Cristo or Blood of Christ Mountains. The mountain range served as a backdrop to the people of Northern New Mexico who hunted, grazed, and farmed the land for centuries. It is this region where the santero art form developed and can be seen in churches and intimate spaces of the homes of the believers.

'Sangre de Cristo'

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