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    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.

    El Moro
    2002 Acrilico en fibracel (81cm x 61cm)
    La manera en que una religión suplanta a
    otra después de una conquista se
    muestra claramente en la yuxtaposición
    de las ruinas de una iglesia y un templo
    en Mitla, Oaxaca. El Baile de los Moros y
    los Cristianos celebra la victoria que
    lograron los cristianos españoles sobre
    los moros que los gobernaban y servía
    como una lección ejemplar para los
    indígenas del Nuevo Mundo. Los
    cristianos blancos con ojos azules
    triunfan sobre los paganos de piel
    oscura. Irónicamente, los indígenas
    hacían el papel tanto del ganador como
    del perdedor.

    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: 2738237816

  • Subject:
    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

El Moro
Earney, Michael

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Utopia, United States

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