FIERCE JAGUAR HEAD OAXACA WOOD CARVING BY THE HIGHLY TALENTED AND SOUGHT AFTER ARTISTS MAGALY FUENTES AND JOSE CALVO. FANTASTIC CARVING DONE TO MUSEUM QUALITY!! A great example of the work of the very talented Magaly Fuentes and her husband Jose Calvo.
Magaly is part of the world renowned Fuentes Family, including Epifanio Fuentes, Zeny Fuentes, Julia Fuentes, Efrain Fuentes and Jose Fuentes. In my opinion however, Magaly has surpassed her famous father and brothers in her talent in the painting of these wood carvings. Her shading technique is similar to her sister Julia's, yet retains her own signature style. She too elevates the art form to more of a fine art approach, while maintaining the beautiful whimsy that one finds in Mexican Folk Art. Such a cool jaguar head!
I love how unique this is, yet how bold it is. Surely to be a stand out in a collection of Oaxaca Woodcarvings. The shading is just incredible, and so appealing! The face is fierce, the carving itself is intricate and full of appeal, and the painting is crisp and clean.The piece has been signed by both Magaly and Jose... A truly delightful young couple, and two of the rising stars of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca! There are no removable parts. 4 1/8" high x 4 1/2" wide x 5 3/8 deep. The item "Oaxacan Wood Carving Magaly Fuentes Jaguar Head Oaxaca Mexican Folk Art Alebrije" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art". The seller is "scthom1967" and is located in Blaine, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.