Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Yesterday was a very important feast day for the Hispanic community--Our Lady of Guadalupe.  This painting by Stephen B. Whatley is full of the gorgeous colors so popular in that community. The are mostly primaries, occasionally combining to form purple and green and burst forth from Mary in a joyful way that reminds us of the joy of  those who celebrate this feast day.

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2 comments:

Barbara Schoeneberger said...

The colors are lovely and remind me of the joy we can expect in heaven. Some visionaries, and indeed at Fatima, described the colors they see and much more beautiful than those on earth. I am looking forward to seeing them, but in the meantime I will enjoy this painting.

Dymphna said...

That's cool! I hadn't heard that before, but I love it. Art and music will be so much better in heaven!!

I think there is a reason that mankind has this need to create both.

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