People and Portraits Paintings from Central America(50 items)
Welcome to the People and Portraits Paintings from Central America Gallery at NOVICA.
Boni Oil on canvas paintings
"Today, most of my paintings have been inspired by things I've experienced. Part of my theme is the poverty in which many campesinos are submerged."
"I was born on May 14, 1962, one of six children. My father worked in the fields. I remember I went to school, but only for one year. My family couldn't afford to keep me in... read more
Popular People and Portraits Paintings from Central America
Colorful Oil Painting of a Village Scene in Guatemala, "Weaver"$107.99
Neighbors go about their daily shores in a small Guatemalan village. Carrying a hoe over his shoulder, a man walks homeward past women drawing water from the well and a boy who feeds the chickens and turkey. An older woman kneels beneath a shade tree to weave on a backstrap loom. "This is a scene I saw in my own hometown," says artist Bonifacio Maxia Cutzal, who signs his work as "Boni." "I was on my way home from delivering some paintings when I paused to watch this family at work, and I wanted to share a glimpse of my country."
Titled "Tejedora" in Spanish.
Signed Folk Art Painting of a Guatemalan Procession, "Procession of Guilds"$119.99
Gathered in a religious procession through the streets of Ilotenango, Guatemala, local townspeople honor their patron saint, San Antonio Abad. Vicente Samaj paints this folk art composition, capturing the colorful nature of the revelers against the lush landscape of Guatemala. in Spanish.
Folk Art Painting of a Cultural Festival from Guatemala, "The Flying Pole in Chichica..."$109.99
Gathered in front of the church in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, local townspeople enjoy a tradition known as or "the flying pole." Inspired by pre-Hispanic traditions, the flying pole is a performance where dancers swing from ropes atop a giant pole. Vicente Simaj paints this folk art composition, using his work to capture the culture and history of his country. in Spanish.
Guatemala Village Life Signed Limited Edition Painting, "Returning from the Fields"$89.99
"This painting depicts life in my village - the way mothers look after their children is reflected in the caring way they look after their dogs. Many times families will share what little they have with their pets," says Boni from Guatemala. "The woman with her back to us represents the friends we meet on the street, whereas the guy sitting watching the world go by represents those who don't lift a finger when they see someone in trouble - for example he can see the woman is carrying all that firewood and doesn't help her. But, the woman and child don't mind; they keep walking, getting on with life, struggling toward a better future." Boni paints with oils in the style that is known as Comalapa Naïf.
Titled "Regreso del campo" in Spanish.