Unformatted text preview: poster image for the first successful act of mass nonviolent resistance…” (Lopez 257). Lopez believes that La Virgen was a disfrasismo in which the indigineous united the symbol of the Christian Mother of God with Tonantzin to disfrazar “their resistance as obedience.” Through Our Lady , Lopez seeks to create an image of La Virgen to represent all women yet obviously this raised great controversy in the Chicano/a community due to the fact that ever since we are born it becomes engraved in our mind that La Virgen is sacred. By portraying her as she did, it was not surprising to see threats coming. I, myself, would probably have been among the people to be appalled and shaken before reading this. Even as I was reading, I still had mixed feelings about the digital image of Our Lady. The thought she put into it from choosing the viceroy or the monarch was so precise, it’s impossible not to see Lopez’s perspective....
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- Fall '01
- Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Virgen, Alma lopez