Aesthetics of Appreciation


What a lovely surprise–an article about my cardboard retablos! Mille grazie Creative Catalogue!

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Back in 2004, I stumbled upon the work of Cynthia Korzekwa’s. Her exploration of the Aesthetics of Appreciation captivated me. Her retablos were a delight to meditate upon.  “If you’re lucky and don’t know it, it’s like not being lucky at all,” wrote Korzekwa. She suggests that to keep your luck alive you need to recognize it by making retablos

A retablo is a devotional painting, especially a small popular or folk art one using iconography derived from traditional Catholic church art. More generally retablo is also the Spanish term for a retable or reredos above an altar, whether a large altarpiece painting…

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2 Responses to Aesthetics of Appreciation

  1. Cynthia Korzekwa says:

    Congratulations, Cynthia. ♥️♥️

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