The Virgin Mary is shown as a child in this trio of images by Xochitl and Rafael. She is carried by angels in a pale purple sky. Her steadfast love is symbolised by the stars, glowing hearts and moons around her. The Spanish name for this series is “Virgin de amor”. The price for this ‘Virgin of Love’ (tryptich) is $144.95.
Alberto Torres here depicts Mary tenderly placing a blanket over the baby Jesus as he sleeps. Mary is shown in a grand gown with floral brocade. Torres decorates the clothing and halo with gold leaf, working in the style of the Cuzco school. This is to produce colonial-style religious art of the sort found in that city’s convents and monasteries. The painting — titled “Virgen con el Nino durmiente” in Spanish — is framed with hand-carved cedar embellished with gold leaf. The English translation is ‘Virgin with the Sleeping Child’ and sells for $192.95.
Archangel Gabriel styled like a Spanish grandee, wears a hat with a broad brim and brocade made of silk. He is youthful, dynamic and is a representative of the purity that God has created. The Book of Daniel is where Archangel Gabriel makes his first appearance. Another time he had appeared was when he announced John the Baptist’s birth in the Book of Zechariah. And for a third time he made an appearance before Mary to inform her that she would be Jesus’ mother. The feasting day of Archangel Gabriel is marked as September 29. The heavenly messenger is the patron saint of communications workers. This painting ‘Archangel Gabriel with Parchment and Pen III’ by Edgar Aguirre Gomez was inspired from paintings of the Cuzco School and costs $79.95.
A heavenly messenger arrives and in hand carries a cornucopia that is rich and generative. This God-given present is one that promotes a land of prosperity. This celebration done by Edgar Aguirre is to show the definitive and artistic workmanship of the Religious Portraiture of the school at Cuzco. This was done to depict a vivid image an archangel’s divinity. Edgar Aguirre made excellent use of oils that brought about an artistic distribution of contrast in such a way that it would differentiate between the artwork found in the seventeen century from the eighteenth century. The canvas of ‘Archangel with Cornucopia III’ has been enhanced with gilt. It also features cracks that are quite small that aids in the preservation of an illusive piece of antique art. The name translated into Spanish is ‘Arcángel con Cornucopia III’. The price tag on this painting is $119.95
Along the riverbank walks the archangel whose name is Saint Gabriel. He is seen carrying the fish he had caught. Archangel Gabriel is a representative of a spirit that is pure and made by God. The symbolism of the fish in Christian art is that of water and a baptism. The fish is widely known in the Christian texts to be associated with those that converted to the religion of Christianity. There is a reference made where Jesus promised Peter that he would make a fisher of men. The elegance and reverence depicted in the oil paintings of Edgar Aguirre Gomez are found displayed in churches and colonial convents of Cuzco. Edgar has made this ‘Archangel Gabriel the Fisherman’ reflect the works found there. In Spanish the name reads “Arcángel Gabriel pescador” and it goes for $119.95.