I’ve always loved imagery of La Virgen de Guadalupe, both traditional and non-traditional.
It’s no wonder that I was drawn to Yolanda López’s art when I was introduced to her in college. I instantly loved Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe (1978) one of the pieces in her Virgen de Guadalupe series. At the same time, I was also introduced to other artwork by Chicana/o artists featuring la Virgen de Guadalupe. I liked those pieces too, but they didn’t pull me in like Portrait did.
That was over ten years ago. I look at the painting differently now. I can see myself as López grinning as I take a long stride and try to be just as amazing.
4 thoughts on “Re-imagining Guadalupe”
Great picture! One of my favorites.
The picture is very nice and symbolic but they should made the women more beautiful but probably they want to prove something ….
hi Cindylu, i haven’t posted in a long while. my wife just did a painting of the Virgen breaking down the border. check it out.
This is a great post! I love how you see yourself in the painting. It has inspired me to smile when things get tough on my run.