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    2003 Acrylic on board (58' X 48')
    The painters of Mexico's calendar art from
    the 1930's to the 1960's created heroic
    fictions worthy of Cecil B. DeMille, portraying
    a mythic past that never was. This is by one
    of my favorites, Jesus de la Helguera. For
    me, combining Sr. Helguera's painting
    entitled 'Grandeza Azteca' with a Santiago
    mask represents the end of the Azteca
    empire, overcome by the Spanish
    Conquistador. This is an example of the
    Santiago mask used in Moros y Cristianos,
    Santiago dances and their variants.
    'Santiago!' (Saint James) was adopted as
    the battle cry of the Spanish after that saint's
    appearance during a crucial clash with the
    Moors enabled a Spanish victory.
    Subsequently, the much-travelled saint is
    said to have assisted in the conquest of the
    New World.

    2004 Acrílico en tela (91cm X 61cm)
    En los años después de la Conquista, unos
    pocos sacerdotes Católicos, dándose cuenta
    de que sus esfuerzos de conversión estaban
    destruyendo demasiado de la historia, saber
    popular y tradiciones del pueblo nativo, les
    suministraron a sus convertidos medios para
    documentar la cultura Azteca antes de que
    desapareciera del todo.
    Los trajes mostrados en esta página del
    Código Mendoza, uno de los documentos
    producidos por convertidos, que se dice
    muestra elementos de tributo dados al
    Emperador de Tenochtitlan, sugiere que una
    continuidad de las clases ha sobrevivido a los
    siglos si son vistos con esta Muerte, de una
    fotografía por George O. Jackson Jr.,
    participando en el festival de la Santa Cruz en
    Cerro Azul, Acatlan, Guerrero.

    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: 2738237824

  • Subject:
    Image/object size (inches):
    58 (height)
    48 (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.

Conquest Acrylic on Masonite, framed original santiago

Earney, Michael

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Utopia, United States

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