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Regina Poloniae by Theophilia Regina Poloniae by Theophilia
"Our Lady of Częstochowa: Queen of Poland"
Finished: August 25th, 2009
Pencil, india ink, watercolor pencils


In honor of Our Lady on her Feast Day as Our Lady of Częstochowa, August 26th. In a special way I dedicate this picture to the Polish people and particularly to my Polish friends here on dA. I also wish to dedicate this to ~niuhuru and all of my Polish friends here on dA, and to all of the people of Poland, for your very special love for Our Lady. :aww:

Our Lady of Częstochowa is in the Byzantine style of 'Hodegetria' "an iconographic depiction of the Theotokos holding the Child Jesus at her side while pointing to Him as the source of salvation for mankind. [link] "Hodegetria" Greek for "She Who Shows the Way." Mary points away from herself to the Christ Child. Jesus holds the Gospels and blesses the viewer with His right hand.

How the scars on her face occured: "During Ladislaus' time, the image was damaged during a siege, by a Tartar arrow, "inflicting a scar on the throat of the Blessed Virgin." In 1430, Hussites stole and vandalized the precious image, breaking it into three pieces. Adding insult to injury:

One of the robbers drew his sword, struck the image and inflicted two deep gashes. While preparing to inflict a third gash, he fell to the ground and writhed in agony until his death ... The two slashes on the cheek of the Blessed Virgin, together with the previous injury to the throat, have always reappeared - despite repeated attempts to repair them. "
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This website has some information on the historical background of Our Lady of Jasna Gora.

:rose: Queen of Poland, pray for us! :rose:

This is part of my series, Mary, Mother of all Peoples. She is Our Lady of Poland.

EDIT: Added the gold! :D (And I went to town on it) :XD:
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:iconyohannesteferi:
yohannesteferi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
AMEN  MATHER OF CHRIST
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Ave Mater Dei!
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CracowPoland2013 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
+ MATKO BOSKA CZĘSTOCHOWSKA, KRÓLOWO POLSKI - MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI ! +
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen! ^^
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CracowPoland2013 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I come from a Polish, namely come and live in Krakow.
Jasna Góra, for me the pole and Catholic is a very special place:-D In terms of historical and spiritual:-) Wonderfully your drawing the picture of our Lady Jasnogurską:-D
Is beautiful:-)
 
 
Pochodzę z Polski, a mianowicie pochodzę i mieszkam w Krakowie.
Jasna Góra, dla mnie Polaka i katolika jest bardzo szczególnym miejscem :-D Pod względem historycznym oraz duchowym :-) Cudownie narysowałaś ten obrazek z naszą panią Jasnogurską :-D
Jest prześliczny :-)
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xEmixRaWrx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I showed this to my family (we're Polish; both my parents and brother were born in Poland). We love Our Lady of Czestochowa, and think this is beautiful. Thank you.
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! That's awesome! I do wish I had a bit of Polish blood in me (mostly just Irish and German--you know, typical American mutt. ;-)). Thank you! I did do a newer picture of her though: [link]
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xEmixRaWrx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Yes, and that one was also Beautiful. :)
God Bless!
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Whimsicalart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Wow this is beautiful! I'm Polish and this really hits close to home. You are really talented.
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :meow: I want to do another version of this sometime this August (hopefully in time for her feast day) because this on is rather old, and I'm not entirely happy with it. ;-) But thank you! God bless! :glomp:
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