Virgin Mary – Madona by Julius

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Artist: Julius Lira Salazar

16″ High x 12″ Wide. 

Hand-painted, original oil painting on canvas of the Virgin Mary.

Presented in a 3-5/8″ designer frame. Gentle, contoured scoop design with a broken gold-leaf finish over red undertones, corner vine embellishments. 

Ready to hang.



those who appreciate the beauty and passion of classical art, this inspiring
painting combines classical motifs and today’s popular themes to create
tomorrow’s treasures.” 
Inspired by the grace and
masterful techniques of renaissance artists in the middle ages, such as the
works of artists like Raphael, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, this original oil
painting by Julius Lira Salazar
capture the essence of the sacred artworks of the middle ages.


Julius Lira Salazar
in Madre de Dios, Peru, in 1973, Julius Lira Salazar comes from one of the
poorest but nicest areas in South America. By the age of 15, he immigrated to
the big city, Lima, in search of a future. To his surprise, making a living in
Lima was very difficult; it was a matter of survival. Little did he know that
he would be using the drawing skills that he developed in elementary school to
survive. Initially, he assisted an architect with his drawings, starting with
sketches and, after a couple of years of practice, making the final drawings,
as well. The seed, however, had been planted, and from there on, he became
interested in painting, joining the atelier of Azarín, a famous Peruvian
painter. Julius studied Sculpture and Mythology at the well-known School of
Arts of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica. His hobbies and interests, in
addition to the arts, are Martial Arts, Kick Boxing, Ai-Kido, Gymnastics and