Pictorial portrait of Teresa de Ávila
Religious painting of the Spanish nun, mystic and writer Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda Dávila y Ahumada, founder of the Order of the Barefoot Carmelites (born of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel). She was beatified in 1614 by Paul V, and canonized in 1622 by Gregory XV. During the pontificate of Paul VI, she was awarded the title of doctor of the Catholic Church. It is considered, along with San Juan de la Cruz, summit of Christian experimental mysticism. From an early age he showed great interest in the lives of the saints, making escape attempts in an effort to become a martyr in unfaithful lands. He left an important mystical literary with more than 437 episodes, numerous poems, as well as songs and Christmas carols. He also stood out for his life in prayer and absolute penance, where he witnessed manifestations of God through visions and internal communications.
- Oil painting with final varnishing.
- Canvas arranged on a wooden frame.
- 55 x 46 centimeters | Vertical format.
- Sacred Art | Impressionism | Expressionism.