8/43.- Cadaques, Santa Maria altarpiece


This altarpiece was began in 1727 by Pau Costa. It is dedicated to "La mare de Deu de l'Esperanca" (a Madonna), patron Saint of the village. The central figure is a representation of the pregnant Madonna, over it there's a representation of the coronation of Saint Mary, with Jesus on her right and God on her left. All these figures are surrounded by angels.

Local fishermen financed this altarpiece. Salvador Dali in one of his books recalls how fishermen hanged living lobsters among the angels.

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