In this post we go to the community of Pabellón de Hidalgo, north of the state capital, to visit the parish church of San Blas.
A statue of the patron St Blaise, an early Christian Armenian saint, occupies the uppermost niche. A sequence of arched buttresses brace the north wall of the nave.
A second painting, along the nave, also by José de Páez, whose work we saw in Oaxaca, depicts an Animas scene including the figures of St Francis and St. Nicholas of Tolentino in the starry robe with his plate of quails. Francis reaches down to a half naked figure in Purgatory believed to be a portrait of the artist.
text © 2020 Richard D. Perry.
color images © ELTB except where noted