This original mixed media painting on canvas is absolutely stunning and it’s texture and depth cannot be fully appreciated via an image on the screen. It’s part of Blancarte’s latest body of work, which is inspired by Xoloitzcuintli, which is also known as the hairless dog of Mexico and is one of the earliest dogs to be domesticated by human populations. Archaeologists have discovered statues of dogs nearly identical to the current-day Xolo in tombs of the Mayan, Colima and Aztec Indians. These ancient tribes revered the dogs for their supposed healing qualities.
According to Aztecs the Xolo came about when the god of death, Xolotl, created a dog from the Bone of Life. Xolotl gave the dog to Man and instructed him to guard it with his life. In exchange, the dog would guide Man through the underworld on the way to the heavens.
Blancarte’s signature style is neo fresco. He paints by setting the canvas or wood panel on the floor, dripping colors over scattered marble dust and other materials; all of which give the pictorial format the appearance of a plastered wall, the layer of a cavern or the surface of stone, just like prehistoric painters from Baja California had known.
Dimensions: 31.5″ x 31.5″. There is no need to frame this gorgeous painting. It comes ready to hang.
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Leasing is a great way to try before you buy. With Artlita 100% of your first month’s lease is applicable to the purchase and 60% of each additional month is applicable to the purchase. You can convert to a purchase at any time. So why not start with a lease, see how this painting looks in your setting and then make a final decision regarding whether this is exactly what you’ve been dreaming of?