Nicaraguan Pair of Folk Art Paintings
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This pair of original Nicaraguan paintings was done in acrylics on canvas, vibrant with saturated color and extensive details. They are examples of the Primitivista painting movement which arose during the Sandinista revolution. Both are naive works of folk art that depict life in a Nicaraguan village in the mountains. Each is signed in white paint by the artist, Miriam Meta (? the last name is hard to read) at lower right, followed by "Nicaragua" and '91. This artist is unknown to us, but obviously talented.
On the horizontal painting, the focal point is the Spanish Colonial church with its twin bell towers. It's surrounded by people going about their daily business--riding a donkey, wheeling a food cart, a woman carrying a basket on her head---and brightly painted buildings with their red tile roofs. The many trees are covered with flowers and foliage. The vertical painting has a different view of the town, with lots of buildings and greenery including palms, and the mountain peaks in the background. There is so much to look at that we see something new each time.
The vertical painting measures 7 1/2 by 10 inches and the horizontal one is 8 by 10 inches. The canvases are stretched on rough wood; each has a black ink stamp from the Ministry of Culture on one stretcher that states they are "exportable." A price of 175.= is hand written in ink on a stretcher (no indication if this is in American dollars or Nicaraguan córdobas). They're both in good condition, with no tears or stains. Presented as found, they are unframed, with some raw edges on the canvas. Very lightweight, they can be hung on the wall resting on the upper stretcher or propped on an easel, on a shelf or table. Both are charming folk art paintings that will add vivid color to any room in your home.
Please note the price is for both paintings.
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