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Latter Day Retablos 

by Larry Ogan
I was born in Northern Utah and have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1977. I have always appreciated and enjoyed the traditional retablo paintings of the Northern New Mexico Santeros (artists who create devotional art). As a fine art painter, I had the urge to create my own retablos (A retablo is a painted depictions of religious figures on gessoed wooden panels.) The question I wrestled with was why would a Mormon boy paint Catholic Saints. Returning to the Church of my youth, I found the answer in a book full of inspiring religious icons, prophets and heroes of the Book of Mormon. I am now painting my own devotional art I call Latter Day Retablos. In order to share my vision of these inspirational figures, I have had the original artwork scanned and printed by the high quality Giclee printing process. Through these art works, it is my goal to share my joy and bring the Gospel to believers and nonbelievers, alike. 

About Giclee Printing
 

The Definition :
Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt". Giclee Print : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including fine art paper, photo-base paper and canvas. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. Both image are from original oils on wood, 22" X 11" X 3/4 ". The image sizes on prints are 22" X 11".

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