Novios Muertos (Wedding of the Dead) - Mini-Retablo

Novios Muertos - Mini-Retablo
Novios Muertos - Mini-Retablo
Novios Muertos - Mini-Retablo

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2018
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(2 7/8" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 3/4" d.)

Claudio Jimenez Quispé at International Folk Art Market Santa Fe, NM, July 2004

Claudio Jimenez Quispe is an internationally renowned maker of retablos. Originally from a famous family of retablo makers in Ayacucho, he now works in Lima. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and he frequently demonstrates his exquisite technique, as at Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market.  Other members of his family, such as siblings Nicario, Edilberto, Eleudora and Mabilon, and nephew and niece Luis and Julia Huamani Rodriguez are also skilled retablistas.