Monday, October 31, 2011

Virgen del Carmen

A rather fitting image to contemplate for Novemeber, when the Church commemorates the souls of all the faithful-- and indeed, of all humanity. This painting, entitled La Virgen del Carmen Salvacion de las Almas en el Purgatorio, is by the Peruvian painter Diego Quispe Tito, one of the acknowledged leaders of the Cuzco School of Painting. At present it may be viewed at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.