Pintura guadalupana en las Islas Canarias / Paintings of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Canary Islands

  • Patricia BAREA AZCÓN

Resumen

La presencia de un significativo número de pinturas de la Virgen de Guadalupe de México en las Islas Canarias atestigua las intensas relaciones mantenidas con el virreinato de la Nueva España durante la época colonial. En base a su carácter portuario, las Islas Canarias fueron escala de las flotas atlánticas y muchos canarios emigraron a las Indias. Algunos, a su regreso, trajeron pinturas para decorar sus domicilios o donar a instituciones religiosas de su localidad natal con un propósito básicamente devocional. La mayoría de ellas datan del siglo XVIII y tienen por tema a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Representan un proceso de intercambio cultural de gran valor simbólico. The presence of a significant number of paintings of the Virgin of Guadalupe of Mexico in the Islands Canary testifies to intense relations maintained with the viceroyalty of the New Spain during the colonial period. As a result of its their being ports, the Canary Islands were used by the fleets as a stopover on the Atlantic crossing and therefore a lot of Canary islanders emigrated to the Viceroyalty. Some, on their return, brought paintings to decorate their homes or to donate to religious institutions in their hometowns, as a sign of devotion. Most of these date from the XVIII century and are of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This is a sample of a significant process of cultural value, highly charged with symbolism.
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2012-05-01
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