2013 Poster Featuring The Artwork of Joseph Ascensión López

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Joseph’s wood carved nicho of San Juan Nepomuceno received the 2012 Poster Award at Spanish Market.  The large and heavy piece alludes to strength while the delicate features and gesture of the figure express a gentle nature.  The piece reflects the character of the artist himself, standing over six feet tall with shiny black locks like Superman, but always there to greet fellow artists with a big smile and bigger hug and great humility.

Below, Joseph receives some words of thanks from Archbishop Rev. Michael J. Sheehan  who later honored Joseph with the Archibishop’s Award for the same piece.

Joseph will be presenting his artwork at Spanish Market this July 27-28 with his father, Felix López (Straw Appliqué, Bultos-Painted) in booth #15.

The collectable poster will be available at the main Market table, both signed and unsigned.  The image will also be featured on this year’s official Spanish Market t-shirt which will also be available at Spanish Market and is currently available in our online Museum Gift Shop in black or indigo.  Proceeds will benefit the Spanish Colonial Arts Society.

Click to view t-shirts in the Online Gift Shop $18.00 plus s/h.

The piece shows San Juan Nepomuceno (John of Nepomuk) holding his finger to his mouth in a quiet gesture.

John of Nepomuk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John of Nepomuk
Johannes von Nepomuk Hinterglasbild.jpg
Martyr
Born c.1345
Nepomuk
Died March 20, 1393
Prague
Beatified May 31, 1721
Canonized March 19, 1729 by Benedict XIII
Feast May 16
Attributes halo of five stars, palm, priestly dress, cross, angel indicating silence by a finger over the lips
Patronage BohemiaSan Juan, Batangas

John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) (CzechJan Nepomucký) (c. 1345 – March 20, 1393)[1] is a national saint of the Czech Republic, who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods.[1]

 

 

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