St. Martin Caballero (Double figure)

  • Enrique Rendon, St. Martin Caballero (Double figure), 1980, painted cottonwood, cloth, leather, fiber, metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.79

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St. Martin Caballero is more popularly known as St. Martin of Tours, a soldier who, according to Catholic legend, cut his cloak so he could give half to a beggar. In this piece, Enrique Rendon showed St. Martin handing his cloak to a half-naked man. Both of the figures stare out at the viewer with Rendon’s trademark “piercing eyes.” (Laurie Beth Kalb, Consuming Devotions, 1992)

Title
St. Martin Caballero (Double figure)
Artist
Date
1980
On View
Dimensions
13 7/8 x 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (35.2 x 20.6 x 28.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted cottonwood, cloth, leather, fiber, metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – saint – St. Martin
  • Animal – horse
  • Figure male – nude
  • Occupation – beggar
Object Number
1997.124.79
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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