Look for the Domeykos! Images of "The Lord of Good Hope" from Santiago de Chile in the Vilnius Archdiocese

Acta Academia Artium Vilnensis


  • Sigita Maslauskaitė-Mažylienė




Ignacy Domeyko, Hernán Domeyko, Manuel Jesús Núñez González, The Lord of Good Hope, Santiago’s St Saturnino Church, Vilnius Cathedral, Church of Old Trakai


The article aims to find out whether the appearance of the images of The Lord of Good Hope with its rare iconography in Lithuania was influ­ enced by the family history of the famous geologist Ignacy Domeyko (Lith. Ignotas Domeika, 1802–1889), while emphasising the contribution of his son, Rev. Hernán Domeyko (1859–1931), towards the dissemination of this cult. The history and iconography of the image, as well as the development of the veneration tradition in Santiago de Chile and the Vilnius Archdiocese is explored. The authorship of the painting of Vilnius Cathedral is estab­ lished, the erroneous date of its creation established in historiography is corrected, and the votives belonging to the painting are identified.

Author Biography

Sigita Maslauskaitė-Mažylienė

(b. 1970, Lithuania) is an art critic and associate professor at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Having researched the history and cult of the image of Saint Casimir, she has published two monographs on this subject in Lithuanian and Polish (2010 and 2013). Her main research interests are Baroque Art, Iconography and Anthropology of Images, and Lithuanian Church Fine Art. Since 2009, she has been in charge of The Church Heritage Museum of the Archdiocese of Vilnius; she curates exhibitions and is herself a painter.

VAL (Alex Mlynárčík, Viera Mecková, Ľudovít Kupkovič), Heliopolis, 1968-1974, ink on paper and photocollage, 90 × 90 cm, Courtesy of the VAL Group, Žilina




How to Cite

Maslauskaitė-Mažylienė, S. . (2022). Look for the Domeykos! Images of "The Lord of Good Hope" from Santiago de Chile in the Vilnius Archdiocese: Acta Academia Artium Vilnensis. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (105), 49–81. https://doi.org/10.37522/aaav.105.2022.106