This impressive painting depicts Our Lady of Cocharcas.
In this painting stands in the center Mary under a baldachin as if for a religious procession. The figure is static, idol-like, framed with slender twisted columns decorated at the bottom with roses and with candles at the top.
The importance of the baldachin for the main figure in a procession should be mentioned, for here i have a glimpse of colonial ceremony. Such processions can still be seen, notably in Cuzco and elsewhere in the heartland of the Indian-when one statue after the other comes out of its resting place, bedecked with real and artificial flowers, borne by members of a fraternity or sodality dressed in their best. The seventeenth-century chronicler tells that the shrine of Cocharcas was among the most famous pilgrim places in South America-of which today little evidence remains.
An exquisite portrait, details are richly embellished with bronze leaf, an indicative of the artists of the Cusco School of Painting.
Unique oil, it was painted with meticulous detail.
Look at the exquisite facial features and the color composition, it is just simply amazing . This remarkable painting has some subtle high-relief details. Bronze Leaf was used to accentuate finishing touches on this magnificent portrait.
SIZE IS: 36'H x 24'W
MEDIUM: Oil on stretched canvas
FRAMED: No (Frames are heavy and drive up the cost of shipping so you can go
to local gallery to frame it and it is very easy and cheap.)
Notice: Color of pictures may varies by different monitor setting. All
pictures are real stock photos.