This is a retablo painted by Aureliano Lorenzo. He is a member of a family of masters of Mexican folk art.
This family is from the state of Guerrero Mexico, a small village in the rio balsa area where most of the amate style painters live. Their work is in the style of the amate paintings that you see on bark paper but these are painted on masonite and laquered afterwards. Most depict dances, village scenes, saints, animals performing human acts, popular figures such as luchador wrestlers and skeletons along with the supernatural. T The entire family, including the youngest of children paint from an early age.
12" x 8"