The manner in which one religion supplants
another in the wake of a conquest is neatly
displayed in the juxtaposition of church and
temple ruins at Mitla, Oaxaca. The Dance of
the Moros y Cristianos, celebrating the
victory of Christian Spanish over their
Moslem rulers, served as an object lesson for
the natives of the New World. White, blueeyed
Christians trump dark-skinned Pagans.
Ironically, the Indians got to play both victor
and vanquished when the play was brought
over to Mexico.
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):
32 (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.
El Moro Star Crown acrylic on masonite framed original