|Published online: April 17, 2014||$US5.00|
The Black Madonna art pieces of Czestochowa, Poland and Guadalupe, Mexico have been the most popular religious and cultural icons since the 16th century. The well-known religious images have both symbolic and practical functions in their countries of origin. What is their historical and artistic significance? What is their influence on the Polish and Mexican people and millions of other visitors every year? What—if any—are the similarities between two works of art? This study will make a preliminary analysis of the historical and artistic significance of both paintings.
|Keywords:||Religious Images, Virgin Mary, Virgin of Guadalupe, Popular Culture|
The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, Volume 8, Issue 1, April 2014, pp.37-44. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 17, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 389.044KB)).
Senior Teaching Associate (Spanish), Department of Culture and Language Studies, University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Fredericton, NB, Canada