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Size and Specifications
The church fathers, unable to eradicate
customs which they saw as inherently evil,
affixed the horns of animals imported by the
Spanish from Europe, to masks known to
portray native gods. In so doing they created
a new category, the Devil mask. It is a mask
that has become very popular and takes
La Certeza del Cambio
2001 AcrÃlico en fibracel (96cm x 61cm)
Creyendo que eran de origen malvado, a
los padres de la iglesia, incapaces de
aniquilar las viejas costumbres, se les
ocurriÃ³ la idea de ponerle cuernos de
vacas, chivos y ovejas, animales todos
importados de Europa por los EspaÃ±oles,
a las mÃ¡scaras conocidas como retratos
de dioses nativos. Al hacerlo crearon una
nueva categorÃa, la mÃ¡scara del Diablo.
Es una mÃ¡scara que se ha hecho muy
popular y asume muchas formas.
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.
Image/object size (inches):
38 (height) 24 (width) 0 (depth)
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.
Certainty of Change acrylic on masonite framed original