Lourdes Authentic

Goodaboom

Turre, Spain

  • Available
    Products
    22
  • Artist
    Notes

Apparel

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

Vibrant watercolour painting of a nurse pulling a carriage in which its an handicapped man in front of the Basilica of Lourdes in France.

Here is the seventh of “The Authentic Series”, featuring emblematic monuments and modes of transport from towns, cities, villages, etc. around the world.

Some people might not understand why I included this theme in the Authentic series, and some might see it as an offence. But there are hundred of thousands of wheel chairs or similar vehicles in Lourdes. It is THE mode of transport. And it is certainly not meant as an offence. I was born 5 kilometres away from Lourdes, and I spent a happy childhood very close to that place. And every time I go to Lourdes, and witness the procession of handicapped people going there to pray and perhaps expecting a miracle, I get very touched, very emotional.

You may or may not believe in miracles and/or the power of Lourdes, but you cannot help feel immensely concerned and connected to all these people when you are there.

I tried to give the painting a kind of “divine” touch… to add some happiness to the subject. It is meant to convey that deep hope which the pilgrims bring with them…

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.