The Virgin of Guadalupe

by Isabella Childs December 30, 2020

Hispanic Mother of God

    This is a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas and the Unborn, by Manuel de Arellano.


    The artwork consists of a copy of the traditional image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and a decorative border.


    As in the original image of the Blessed Mother, Our Lady stands on a crescent moon, with the hem of her garment upheld by an angel. She wears a rose-colored dress, with gold floral designs on it, and a large turquoise veil, which is bordered with gold and covered with stars. There is a gold crown on her head. Mary's hands are folded at her chest and her head is inclined slightly to her right side. Rays of gold light stream out from the Virgin’s figure.


    White clouds surround Our Lady, forming the border of the painting. On the clouds are pink, yellow, and white flowers, berries, leaves, and birds. In each corner of the painting, there is an image of the events surrounding the Virgin’s apparition to Juan Diego. Each image of the apparition is circular and framed by a wreath of leaves. In the lower left corner of the painting, there is an image of Juan Diego receiving the miraculous image and roses from Our Lady with his cloak. In the upper left corner of the painting, Juan Diego stands with two angels, looking up at Our Lady. In the upper right corner of the painting, Juan Diego is leaving Our Lady to perform a task. In the lower right corner of the painting, Juan Diego holds up the miraculous image on his cloak for the bishop and two other religious to see.

    Download the beautiful restored image here.




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