Gustavo Victor Goler

Madonna del Ghisallo

Wood, natural pigments, watercolors, and beeswax, 9 1/2"h x 14 1/4"w x 3 1/4"d, Item No. 10406

Madonna del Ghisallo was the patroness saint of local travelers but, was later renamed the patroness saint of cyclists. The Colle del Ghisallo is a mountain pass road, or hill, in Magreglio, Italy (close to Lake Como)?it was here that the Virgin Mary appeared as an apparition to the Medieval Count of Ghisallo, who under attack from bandits, declared that he would build a shrine to Our Lady should he be saved. This hill has long been a part of the Giro di Lombardia bicycle race (and the Tour of Italy race) thus, her re-association with cyclists. Today, the shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo has a small museum dedicated to cyclists, including an eternal flame that burns for cyclists who have died from the sport.


New work by Gustavo Victor Goler for Spanish Market 2012, to be featured and available for purchase on Friday, July 27th, from 5 to 7pm. Can't make the show? contact the gallery for more information: 505-954-9902 or [email protected]