Last Supper Scene by Edmond Arburola Nicaragua
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'Last Supper' scene
by Edmond Arburola
Oil on canvas
Unframed Dimensions: 24 by 39 in.
In mint condition
Signed and dated 'E. Arburola R. Nicaragua 1996' lower left
Provenance: Purchased directly from the artists studio
Arburolaís work is similar to the distinctive style of Naif art that originated on the small island of Solentiname and is linked to Nicaraguaís turbulent political history. Much of Arburolaís work was showcased in the 1980ís during the Sandinista regime . His work shows peasants or campesinos at work, prosperous and in idealist settings. Many of these utopian images (present in Nicaraguan art during in the 1980ís) were used by the Sandinistas to instill their own political agenda. Much of the art produced during this time reflected the hope and aspirations for a new Nicaraguan society that would be born from the ashes of itís oppressive and brutal elitist past.
Today, little is known of contemporary Nicaraguan art. Even at the height of its renaissance that was mostly fueled by optimism and utopian ideals, itís true potential was doused by strained relations with the United States and their embargo against Nicaraguan goods during the Reagan administration.