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Size and Specifications
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
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):
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