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Rosa Mystica – by Francisco Laporta Valor – Catholic Art – Archival Quality

Rosa Mystica – by Francisco Laporta Valor – Catholic Art – Archival Quality

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Sometimes we come across a print that we love so much we have to stop what we're doing and list it. This Rosa Mystica struck us the moment we saw it. The colors, the mystery, the sense of strength-we enjoy looking at it. The expression of Mary made us think. Usually she has a high, lofty, serene smile. But in this picture, she looks like a real woman who is very intense and deeply resolved to do the work of God.

Today this is by far the most famous painting done by Francisco Laporta Valor (1849-1914), a deeply religious Spanish painter. He painted it in 1895, and it carries much of the influence of the art style most popular at the time, Art Nouveau, which is one of the reasons we love this painting. It is housed at the Spanish art museum, Museo Bellas Artes Gravina, where it is (as of this writing) the keynote image on their homepage. (source:

Valor has a Sacred Heart companion piece done in the same style which you can find on our shop by searching "Valor" in our shop.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. 1.75" for 13x17 and 16x20", and 2" for 18x24 and 24x36". All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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