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La Merced | Art from Ecuador | Art Sumo

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Original Sold for $345

40 in x 32 in | unframed | Oil on Canvas

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La Merced

list price: $500 | Discount: 31% | Views: 1966

This painting artistically captures the annual re-enactment of the ascension of Jesus in the small town of La Merced on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador. The key elements of this tradition are demonstrated here, namely the holy ghosts represented by the cones, San Juan praying for the masses, the Virgin Mary praying towards Jesus, and lastly, Jesus himself. Traditionally, the wooden structure used is lit as well as the figurative sun and moon.

Artist: Cesar Mejia

Born on the 27th of July, 1960, Cesar Mejia Alquinga demonstrated great interest in painting from a young age. His natural ability coupled with his desire to learn led him to become a student and associate of the world renowned Gonzalo Endara Crow. Throughout his career he has always lived in his and Endara’s hometown of La Merced, while exploring and excelling in different styles of painting. It is often said that his work summarizes the positive characteristics of Ecuadorian art, and this has led him to have his work featured in numerous local galleries.

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