lady of controversy

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Melanie Larson Lisa Myers English 102 March 03 2009 Lady of Controversy In Alma Lopez’s interpretation of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Miss Lopez presents a very bare, not so conservative virgin. Not only is the Guadalupe she has created half-naked, as some would consider, the angel she so proudly stands upon is completely bare. Her version is mostly controversial because she is proposing an almost naked woman to represent a highly religious figure and it is easy to understand that people would be highly offended. In Miss Lopez’s portrayal of Guadalupe I would argue that it is art because it creates controversy, it is original and it is created digitally. First of all most people would say that this image is pornographic which creates high controversy. I would say that some of the greatest works of art involved nudity like “The Birth of Venus” by Amaury Duval and she was possibly trying to make a symbolic statement to intensify the real meaning of Guadalupe. It is also good that this piece of art creates controversy or else
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2010 for the course ENGL 115 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '09 term at NMSU.

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