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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 09:08 AM
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Sacrilege or bold re-appropiation of an image and of Mary?
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 08:22 PM
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1. I think it's very interesting.
It may have far greater appeal to the young than the "meek and mild" image we're used to. In fact, Mary must have been a very strong woman to cope with the events of her life, and this image reflects that strength. The more I see it, the more impressed I am with the concept.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-11 11:26 AM
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2. The painter, Yolanda Lopez, used herself as a model for a young Mary, her mother
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for a sturdy middle aged Mary and her grandmother for a Mary facing (triumphing over?)Death.



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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:52 PM
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3. How would a Mexican view this painting as opposed to the loving and caring
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original in Mexico City where she has been venerated for over 450 years? Just asking.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:46 AM
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4. The painter's name is Yolanda Lopez......
My interpretation is that she loves the Madonna but as a model for a strong woman. Note that each depiction represents a form of feminine strength and endurance. I think these images are closer to the woman who walked to Jerusalem and then to Egypt, who left her family and neighbors to follow her Son, who stood at the foot of the Cross than the more common frail and refined image we are given.
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