Orlando Agudelo-Botero- EL PRIMOGÉNITO (Joy- The First Born)

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Orlando Agudelo-Botero
EL PRIMOGÉNITO (Joy- Family, The First Born), 2019
Oil on Canvas

“The circle of Life, formed by the male and female figures, represent mother and father, creators and protectors of their offspring, their first-born child, new life!!!


Each child is a precious messenger of love to the family to which they are born. They are extensions of God’s presence and its ultimate creation, humanity…  a gift to the perfectly balance universe and to the human race.


Our responsibility is to protect them, to nurture, to encourage and to educate them. Love comes in many colors and it is important to be aware of the fact that ‘discipline’ is also the color of love.


Each birth of a new life is celebrated by us all in every corner of the world and in every cultural group known to mankind. It is also celebrated by the heavens above, after all, romantically, a new life is the extension of a celestial light and purpose…  In this painting I have entrusted the celebration to the choir of mythological angels which become an allegorical representation of the presence of the mystical and the spiritual element in our life and the life of the new born. 


At birth, the new born is provided with a key to the evolutionary process of his life and his or her parents are given the responsibility to preside during the early stages of the life of the new born, establishing the patterns of responsibility pertaining to the direction in the life of the new born and his or her future endeavors. 


The palette of this painting derives from centuries of history of human evolution, a passage of time, earth tones speaking of the history of past generations… the gold color is representational of the spiritual richness, value and beauty of new life.


At the time of creating this painting, someone I personally know were about to become parents for the first time; nervous, excited but also unsure of their new responsibilities, I went to my art to try and find a vocabulary of line color and form that would celebrate the life of the unborn child in hopes to assure them that the miracle of new life, their first born, was the greatest gift of love!! In the end, a few months later the child was born to a loving family! 

The First Born! ‘El Primogenito’.” -Orlando Agudelo-Botero

This piece is on stretched canvas and will be professionally packaged and shipped upon order


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