En este libro de arte de pequeño formato se habla sobre la obra de la familia Lorenzo, tres generaciones de artesanos de Guerrero, quienes dibujan sobre madera diferentes motivos relativos a las tradiciones y bailes de su tierra, así como vírgenes, luchadores y toda clase de personajes identificados dentro de nuestra cultura. Con un texto de la reconocida escritora Elena Poniatowska, esta publicación muestra las características y la belleza del arte popular mexicano.
For more than 35 years, Lucas Lorenzo had dedicated his life to folk art with paintings representative of Mexican identity, both in technique, style and materials and topics that make reference to national traditions and his home town of Xalitla in the State of Guerrero. Vinyl painting on amate bark paper, wood and early on switched to on masonite board that gives life to jaguars, devils, the Virgin Mary, revolutionary heroes, wrestlers and other characters of the Mexican imagination. Lucas Lorenzo transmitted his artistic expertise to his children Santiago, Jesus, Nicolas, Aureliano and Carlota, who work in the same naif style as their father. Aureliano after working in the United States for some years, returned to recover the artistic work of the family giving it such boom that his paintings became a banner of Mexican migrants around the world, decorating restaurants in Portugal and altars for the dead in Spain. Now Fernando Lorenzo (son of Aureliano and grandson of Lucas) has exercised the profession since the age of 10, completing a family tradition that has lasted for three generations.