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An Acrylic painting of Our Lady of Europa, Gibraltar by Dennis Melling
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An Acrylic painting of Our Lady of Europa, Gibraltar by 


A moment in time 1199 views at 10/11/2013. Again I apologise for the poor quality of the photograph but it is my only copy of my acrylic painting.
No image may be reproduced, copied, edited, published, or uploaded without my permission.


I produced this painting in Gibraltar which was hung, for a time, in the Fine Arts Gallery and also the cathedral. When I left Gibraltar I donated the painting to the Cat Welfare Society to be auctioned for funds.
On 20 August 1462 the Spanish recaptured Gibraltar from the Moors. They converted the little mosque at Europa Point into a Christian shrine in honour of Our Lady as Patroness of Europe with the intention of consecrating the whole continent, from a place of prayer and worship at its southernmost point.
They built a large chapel at right angles to the mosque’s east wall and the whole area became the Shrine of Our Lady of Europe. A statue of the Virgin and Child was installed in this shrine in the 15th century.

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  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarover 3 years ago

    I find this piece to be beautiful! Thanks for the history lesson too.

  • Thank you Christopher :)
    I lived in Gibraltar for 8 years and found the history to be truly fascinating.
    At one time I wrote an article that covered Gibraltar from 200 million years ago to 200 million years into the future.
    Yes I have a strong imagination :):)
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Lots and lots of thanks :)
    All the best.
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    INDEPENDENCE DAY FEATURE MARATHON – JULY 4th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Many thanks Mary :)
    Much appreciated.
    Regards
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    JULY, 7th 2011

    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • Thank you very much Mary :)
    It’s an honour joining the best in the feature gallery.
    Best wishes
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • leapdaybride
  • Thank you it is greatly appreciated to be featured in your group :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • aldona
    aldonaover 2 years ago

    Nicely done , you could redo this as a vector image , Now that you have the photograph you could use corel trace and do it, I have seen your vector images so which application you use ?

  • Thank you very much :)
    I use inkscape but, rather than use the trace facility I draw every little bit :):)

    – Dennis Melling

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS….ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORK

    perhaps you would like to make a comment here

  • Thank you, very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

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