Museo Pedro de Osma

These representations of Virgin Mary are related to the place of devotion, a miracle attributed to her, a passage of her life or a particular virtue.

Some of these images come from Catholic European countries, such as the Virgin of the Rosary and the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, brought by Dominicans and Franciscans in the 16th century, and the Virgin of Loreto, which arrived with the Company of Jesus.

Here, next to Virgin Mary, we can see Saint Dominic and Saint Francis.

We can also find local Marian advocations that arose during the Peruvian Viceroyalty and took the name of their place of worship: the Virgin of Pomata, the Virgin of Cocharcas and the Virgin of Copacabana.

Since the representation of Virgin of Cocharcas was inspired in the Virgin of the Candlemas, numerous paintings of them should all have included a candle alluding to the ones lit the day of the presentation in the temple. However, roses were changed for the candles, causing these representations to lose their classic attribute and even their original title of Candlemas.

Around them different miracles associated with her name are represented. Several scenes in these paintings depict the rough paths of the region.

The altarpiece pictured here is a sort of portable altar, where the popular sentiments are the essence. It moves away from classical and well achieved forms to give to irregular and disproportionate figures, even in their structural forms. However, they are protrayed with brightness or effects in which the light of the baroque is still latent.

Museo Pedro de Osma
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Museo Pedro de Osma

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