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'Virgen De Los Indios' by Felipe Morales

'Virgen De Los Indios' by Felipe Morales

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'Virgen de Los Indios', by Felipe Morales, Magical Surrealism, Oaxaca, Mexico. This beautiful original watercolor is 24 by 18 inches. In mint condition. Made in 2000. Framed (wood frame) with non-glare plexi-glass. Felipe Morales was born in San Pedro Martir, Oaxaca in 1959. This self-taught artists paintings and watercolors reflect the unique vision of Magical Surrealism. His works can be found in private collections all over the world and are on exhibit in the many prestigious galleries of Oaxaca's colonial capital. Felipe is part of an important group of Oaxacan artists, recognized internationally as contemporary voices of Mexico. Felipe's work links us to a world of life and death, of ritual and tradition. 'Virgen de los Indios' depicts the patron saint of Mexico, 'The Virgin of Guadelupe' with two Nagual mythical figures. Important to Oaxacan folklore, a Nagual is a mythical spirit that can turn into a human or an animal. Often they are represented with an animal body & a human face. In some cases Nagual's are comparable to a Guardian Angel.