The Bride

Inspired by the character by the same name in the theatrical play by Federico García Lorca (1898-1936).

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The Bride
, 2003.
Oil on wood
100 x 75 cm

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In backlit, the sweetness of this girl dressed in lace petticoats and crowned with orange blossom flowers before beginning to dress for the wedding.

This picture was created as a preliminary study for undertaking the creation of a larger work called Doubt (La Duda).

Received the Seville Athenaeum award in 2003 going on to form part of its collection.

Popular Traditions

 To dispel misfortune
popular tradition states:
A bride must wear
a brooch of orange blossom
as a symbol of her purity,
something old, something new,
something borrowed and something blue.
No flaunting of pearls,
they are tears from the sea,
waiting to be shed.
And on the wedding day
may no rain fall,
the weeping of the heavens
is the most solemn of omens.
Dear rose have cheer
for your wedding day
is here
and "the sun waits for no man."
Why do you doubt?
Teresa does say
that if marriage is your desire,
why do you pause for thought.

Maria José Aguilar.

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María José Aguilar

María José Aguilar is born in 1964 in the city of Seville, Spain.

From her earliest age she demonstrates artistic inclination and abilities.

She grow up admiring great masters of the History of Painting, especially the Spanish Baroque painters like Murillo, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal ... those that would have a first and great influence on her.

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