sculpture - folk art - wood - multicolor - andes
By Mary Ruth
A true artisan, Julio Gallardo's imagination, flair and technical skill bring the return of the dead to life. Expression, gesture and color capture the celebration night and a slice of Peruvian tradition and culture.
Adeste fideles læti triumphantes, Venite, venite in Bethlehem. Natum videte Regem angelorum: Venite adoremus Dominum.
This is a wonderful retablo with obvious craftsmanship both inside and out , lots of detail and it showcases Julio's obvious pride in his work.The subject matter also makes it an unusual piece for my collection.
"In every one of my creations I hope you will be able to recognize my great love for this art form."
Wood and ceramic nativity scene, 'An Andean Christmas'
Cemetery for Day of the Dead Handcrafted Retablo Diorama, "Vigil in the Cemetery"
Handcrafted Signed Amazon Nativity Scene, "Shipibo Christmas"
Handcrafted Retablo Diorama of Peruvian Shamans, "Shamans"