EL RITO, NEW MEXICO
The literal translation for "retablo" is "behind the altar." This genre of folk art, deeply rooted in Spanish history, represents the heart and soul of traditional religious beliefs in 17th, 18th, and 19th century Hispanic culture. This very special art form is best described as colorful, spiritual, symbolic, allegorical and historical.
The retablos pictured on the right side of this page are only a minimal representation of the pieces as created by Nicholas Herrera. Please see the Online Store for retablos that are currently for sale from the artist.