Thursday, April 14, 2016

Artists Resurrecting Sacred Art in El Salvador

THE WEEK
By Jackie Friedman and Lauren Hansen
Manuel de Jesus Quilizapa works on a statue in his workshop in Izalco, El Salvador. | (REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)
Catholics have a long tradition of using statues, paintings, and stained glass to tell the story of Jesus' life. The art plays an important role for the faithful, inspiring and channeling devotion. n the small, predominantly Catholic country of El Salvador, a dwindling group of artisans have dedicated their lives to restoring these ancient figures and works. Below, a peek into two of the El Salvadorian family-run workshops still breathing life into the country's ancient religious art. [link]

Manuel de Jesus Quilizapa works on a statue. | (REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)