Gabriel Macotela, La santa 01 Work, CONTEMPORARY Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes – 28

Gabriel Macotela (Guadalajara, Jalisco, 1954 -)
La santa/ A saint, c. 1983

Oil, water and religious folk charm on wood
195 x 101.5 cm
Private collection

Gabriel Macotela  (Guadalajara, Jalisco, 1954 -) 

La santa/ A saint, c. 1983

Oil, water and religious folk charm on wood

195 x 101.5 cm

Private collection

A saint is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God. Depending on the context and denomination, the term also retains its original Christian meaning, as any believer who is “in Christ” and in whom Christ dwells, whether in Heaven or on Earth. In Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Oriental Orthodox, and Lutheran doctrine, all of their faithful deceased in Heaven are considered to be saints, but some are considered worthy of greater honor or emulation; official ecclesiastical recognition, and consequently veneration, is given to some saints through the process of canonization in the Catholic Church or glorification in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

While the English word saint originated in Christianity, historians of religion now use the appellation “in a more general way to refer to the state of special holiness that many religions attribute to certain people”, with the Jewish tzadik, the Islamic walī, the Hindu rishi or Sikh guru, and the Buddhist arhat or bodhisattva also being referred to as saints. Depending on the religion, saints are recognized either by official ecclesiastical declaration, as in the Catholic faith, or by popular acclamation. More on A saint 

Gabriel Macotela ( Guadalajara , 7 as August as 1954 ) is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, illustrator, set designer, editor and Mexican musician.


He studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” of the National Institute of Fine Arts and completed his training at the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM , in the workshop of the teacher Gilberto Aceves Navarro . In 1977 he founded Cocina Ediciones and in 1985 the bookstore El Archivero. Since 1976 he has had solo exhibitions in Mexico City and Monterrey . He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, including painting, sculpture, and artists’ books in France, India, Cuba, Brazil, the United States, Germany and Spain. 


Macotela received the Fonca recognition and becomes a member of the National System of Creators (SNCA) during the period 1993-1996. More on Gabriel Macotel

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CARMEN PARRA, Arcángel San Gabriel 01 Work, CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes – 27

CARMEN PARRA, (Mexico City, 1944 -)
Arcángel San Gabriel, c. 2001

Acrylic, sanguine and gold leaf on paper
86 x 120 cm
Private collection

In the Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is an angel who typically serves as a messenger sent from God to certain people.

In the Old Testament, he appears to the prophet Daniel, delivering explanations of Daniel’s visions. In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel appeared to Zechariah and the Virgin Mary, foretelling the births of John the Baptist and Jesus. In the Book of Daniel, he is referred to as “the man Gabriel”, while in the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel is referred to as “an angel of the Lord”. Gabriel is not called an archangel in the Bible, but is so called in Intertestamental period sources like the Book of Enoch. In the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel are also referred to as saints. In Islam, Gabriel is considered an archangel whom God is believed to have sent with revelation to various prophets, including Muhammad. The 96th chapter of the Quran, The Clot, is believed by Muslims to have been the first chapter revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad. More on St. Gabriel

Carmen Parra (born 1944 in Mexico City) is a Mexican painter. Her work is inspired in the New Spain iconography art: angels, archangel, eagles, butterflies and flowers

She studied at the National High School no. 5 of UNAM and then she continued her social anthropology studies. She also studied graphic design for movies in Royal College of Art of London, painting in Rome and music in Rio de Janeiro.

When she returned to Mexico, she finished her arts studies. Her work and paintings have been exposed in several countries.

Her techniques are oil, gouache, amate paper, serigraphy, among others. More on Carmen Parra

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OUR LADY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART – Interpretation the bible, With Footnotes – 116

OUR LADY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, MEXICO, CA. 1900.
Oil on abalone shell
18 x 14 cm
Private collection

In Catholic teaching, the Immaculate Conception refers to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Because she was the vessel that would bear the Son of God, she had to be without sin. Her conception was “immaculate” in the sense that her soul never had the stain of original sin that everyone else is born with.

The term does not refer to the conception or birth of Jesus. That is a misunderstanding you might come across in popular culture. More on the immaculate conception 

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