Quiroz, Alfred J. Goddess. 1991.
This image shows my fascination with imagery of the Virgen de Guadalupe. It is a part of the religious iconography of a majority of Chicanos and Mexicans. But if one delves historically, without the religious meaning, one finds that this miraculous image is in the distinct painting style of European painting of that period. The outlined image and the sharp pointy rays are found in many artworks of that period. There is a stained-glass image made in the late 1400s displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the same exact outline and rays as depicted in the Virgen.