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Description of La Virgen de Guadalupe
The original acrylic and oil pastel painting is on a 16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas. The colors of orange, yellow, blue and green are vivid, her cloak drapes over the Virgins body gracefully while her expression is angelic.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is a celebrated Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe. According to the traditional account, the image appeared miraculously on the cloak of Juan Diego, a simple indigenous peasant, on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City on December 12, 1531. The icon is on display in the Basilica of Guadalupe in the same locality and is regarded as Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural image..