A 60 by 40 cm Baroque Acryl Painting of the Legendary Santa Muerte. She is painting with greengold and dark sierra/english red paints finished with gold pigmented paint which reflects in the light. And covered with a high gloss varnish
The Santa Muerte, also known as Santisima Muerte, is the beloved goddess of death whose origins date back to the pre-Hispanic period of Mexico. The Mexicans knew her under another name: MICTECACIHUATL “Lady of the Land of the Dead”; another spelling could be MICTLANTECIHUATL, it was believed to protect souls residing in the dark underground world. Mistress of MICTLANTECAHTLI Lord of the Land of Mictlan of the Dark Lord died.
A celebration dear to the heart and soul of any Mexican who loves his ancestors and who worships his ancient ancestors and the deities they once venerated.
It is said that the ancient gods did not die simply forgotten but that they are waiting to be awakened by the fire of the faithful, I believe that this is true for Mictecacihuatl. The Lady of the Dead did not suffer the same fate as the Virgin of Guadalupe who was originally a Mexican goddess known as Tonantzin (Goddess of the Moon & softer aspect of Coatlicue) anger of the missionaries who tried to Christianize Tonantzin by declaring that she was the Virgin Mary in their idigene image who came to lead the pagans to Christ. Mictecacihutal has retained its true appearance, although its image has changed out of syncretism as in its current form, the Santa Muerte.
The painting is handmade and it cannot be copied due to the gold reflective paint. The camera does not pick it up but for the one who owns it will see it. A Must for those who embraced this graceful guardian of the dead and ancestry. She stands here with a scythe while the golden light emanates from her head like a golden spiked crown. Her clothing is ultra detailed, the posture noble and regal. Beautiful in a warm hued and baroque setting. In a golden baroque frame she looks amazing.