|* photograph of the San Pablo retablo by Guillermo Kahlo (father of Frida Kahlo)|
Because the wall supplies the essential structure, aside from the arcade in front of the center niche there are no traditional support elements in the design. As a result the retablo might be classified stylistically as an example of the highly decorative anástilo phase of the late baroque.
(updated photograph to follow)
* published in Gerardo Murillo’s monumental , vol 5 (Altares). (Mexico, 1924-27)
text © 2015 Richard D Perry.