Analysis Of Alma Lopez's La Virgen

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The quote above I believe sums up the issues raised on artist Alma Lopez re-adaption of La Virgen. Lopez addresses the patriarchal issues embedded in Catholicism and challenges these ideals through art in order to create space for women who do not fit the patriarchy ideal of La Virgen. She indicates that women are constantly being sexualized, oppressed, and marginalized due to the sexist mentality in the Catholic church. Lopez discusses how men view our body as ugly because of the hegemonic ideals of how women are supposed to be portrayed. She even states how men objectify women as a sexual object or saint. As a result, creating restrictions toward women. These issues are still relevant today. For instance, sexist men have the need to demean
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