Sculptural wall-art that chronicles life through culture and tradition. This two-piece giant La Loteria card is hand-sculpted from from terracotta and natrually fired/cured and individually hand-painted. The El Corazon #27 sculpture is an artistic twist of one of the worlds oldest card games known as “La Loteria”. Shop our entire Devotion Loteria Collection.
Heart and Loteria placard ship together, often in separate parcels.
Dimensions | Specifications.
- 26”h x 19”w x 10”depth (placard + heart sculpture).
- 66cm high x 48cm wide x 25cm depth(placard + heart sculpture).
- 18”h x 6”depth | 45.75cm x 15.25cm(heart sculpture).
- Weight: 40lbs | 18.15Kg (placard + heart sculpture).
- *Because of the weight and the depth this sculpture occupies special mounting and anchoring is required. We suggest consulting a professional before installation.
The artisan sculpted anatomical heart is hand sculpted from terra-cotta and hand painted in deep red with varnish and semi-gloss enamel finish. The giant heart connects to the ceramic tablet with an iron pin. To securely mount on the wall each giant ceramic card/tablet is equipped with a large metal hook that is sculpted into the raw clay before it is fired. Artisan sculpted ceramic that is hand painted in rich colors finished with varnish rub.
Artisanal Process of Creation.
Very dense and durable ceramic which is fired in a Kiln that's heated by wood. Display Indoor or outdoor(in covered area). Equipped to hang on wall. A dimensional sculpture, that is fused with metal wires which allow the accents (heart sculpture) to be moved / manipulated.
The History of La Lotería.
Spanish for “the lottery”, La Lotería is a card game originating in Italy around the 15th century & later introduced to Mexico via migration beginning in the latter 1760's. Lotería began in the old country as a hobby for the richer or upper classes of Spanish society, but eventually the card games popularity thrived in Mexico to become a big tradition for all classes of Mexican society. Sometimes referred to as the "Mexican game of chance" Loteria is similar to bingo. Using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers inscribed on balls.
To learn more about the history of La Lotería, how the artwork of the cards has been thoughtfully translated to original works of art part of the Devotion Collection. Read our blog article! La Lotería, A Game Of Chance Translated Into A Work Of Art