This incredible oil painting on canvas depicts Our Lady of Cocharcas under the baldachin.
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.
Exquisite depiction, it was painted with meticulous detail.
Details are richly embellished with bronze leaf.
This addition of stenciled or painted golden leaf onto oil paintings is called, as it was in early contracts, brocateado.
It is also sometimes termed sobredorado (overgilding) and has also been described as escarchado.
Look at the exquisite facial features and the color composition, it is just simply amazing.
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.)
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