El Velorio by Gustave Baumann

El Velorio by Gustave Baumann

El Velorio

Gustave Baumann

Title

El Velorio

 
Artist
Year
1927  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
8 1/8 x 8 1/4"  
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
No. 12 of 120 
Annotations
titled in pencil in lower left 
Reference
Baumann 86 
Paper
cream laid Bergisch Gladbach paper with partial watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
AB4085 
Price
$16,000.00 
Description

Baumann was fascinated by the various cultures in the southwest and their religious practices. In El Velorio he depicts a Spanish woman with head covered in reverence before a dozen or so candles lit for the soul of the dead.

In other woodcuts relating to ceremonials or religions, he depicted a Penitente ceremony, Spanish Santos, and Hopi Kachinas.