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    Devil
    2004 Acrylic on canvas (40' x 40')
    On September 16th, Mexico's Independence
    Day, a contest, known as the 'Mojinanga de
    los Diablos', takes place in the town of
    Teloloapan, Guerrero. This mask,
    recognizable as the work of Fidel De la
    Fuente, would have been worn by one of the
    young men vying to be chosen as the best
    devil.
    Behind the mask is the image of the
    Goddess Coyolxauhqui carved into a
    massive circular stone that was dug up in
    Mexico City in 1978. It remained at the foot of
    what had been her brother Huitzilopoztli's
    great temple, which was destroyed by
    Hernan Cortés.
    In the eternal struggle between light and
    dark, the Aztec god Huitzilopoztli represented
    the Sun, Coyolxauhqui was the moon. Atop
    this temple the hearts of countless victims
    were offered to the Sun, their bodies then
    tumbled down the steps to land upon
    Coyolxauhqui, herself having been killed and
    dismembered by her brother. She
    represented the dark of the underworld. Each
    sacrifice graphically demonstrated the
    dualistic, cyclical nature of the cosmos.

    Diablo
    2004 Acrílico en tela (100cm X 100cm)
    Los 16 de septiembre, Día de la
    Independencia de México, se celebra un
    concurso, conocido como la 'Mojinanga
    de los Diablos', en la plaza del pueblo de
    Teloloapan, Guerrero. Esta máscara,
    reconocible como obra de Fidel De la
    Fuente, pudo haber sido usada por uno
    de los jóvenes compitiendo para ser
    elegido como el mejor diablo.
    Tras esta máscara está la imagen de la
    Diosa Coyolxauhqui tallada en una
    piedra maciza circular que fue
    desenterrada en la Ciudad de México en
    1978. Permaneció a los pies de lo que
    fuera el Templo Mayor de su hermano
    Huitzilopoztli, el cual fue destruido por
    Hernán Cortés. En la eterna lucha entre
    luz y oscuridad, el dios Azteca
    Huitzilopoztli representaba al Sol,
    Coyolxauhqui era la Luna. En la cima de
    este templo los incontables corazones de
    víctimas eran ofrecidos al Sol, sus
    cuerpos luego tirados por las escaleras
    para aterrizar sobre Coyolxauhqui, quien,
    según el mito, se hizo matar y
    desmembrar por su hermano. Ella
    representaba lo oscuro de inframundo.
    Cada sacrificio mostraba gráficamente la
    naturaleza dual, cíclica del cosmos.

    Provenance / History of This Item:

    This artwork is hand-painted in acrylic on Masonite. It is a framed original. AS SEEN in the Book 'Magic Faces, Caras Magicas' written by Michael P. Earney. It has been displayed in multiple art galleries and has had many articles written about the work.

    Listing Number: 2738088423

  • Subject:
    Other
    Style:
    Realism
    Medium:
    Acrylic
    Image/object size (inches):
    40 (height)
    40 (width)
    0 (depth)

    NOTE:

    The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.

Devil Diablo Acrylic on Masonite, framed original

Devil Diablo
Earney, Michael

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Utopia, United States

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