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    Pura Latina
    2004 Acrylic on canvas (30' x 30')
    Carnival masks such as this represent city
    people. A white skin indicated that a person
    did not labor in the fields. The sun was
    assiduously avoided by anyone wishing to
    appear refined. The whiter a young lady's
    skin, the more beautiful she was considered
    to be. Pura Latina is an expression of pride in
    accepting one's heritage, of combating the
    Caucasian values and norms imposed on
    subject races.
    The two milagros reproduced here record the
    dangers encountered by illegal aliens
    seeking work in the USA, as when crossing
    the Rio Grande into Texas and again when
    returning home with cash in their pockets.

    Pura Latina
    2004 Acrilico en tela (76cm x 76cm)
    Máscaras de carnaval como ésta,
    representan a la gente de clase alta que
    vive en la ciudad. La piel blanca es una
    señal de que la persona no trabajaba en
    los campos. Todos los que querían
    parecer más refinados, evitaban el sol a
    toda costa. Entre más blanca la piel de
    una mujer joven, más bella se le
    consideraba. 'Pura latina' es una
    expresión que se usa para mostrar el
    orgullo que uno se siente por su
    patrimonio y para combatir los valores y
    normas del hombre blanco que se han
    impuesto sobre las razas subyugadas.
    Los dos milagros que se ven aquí
    muestran los peligros que enfrentan los
    trabajadores indocumentados que
    buscan trabajo en Estados Unidos,
    primero cuando cruzan el Río Bravo para
    llegar a Texas, y luego de regreso con
    dinero en los bolsillos.

    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: 2738237827

  • Subject:
    Image/object size (inches):
    30 (height)
    30 (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.

Pura Latina Acrylic on Masonite, framed original mask

Pura Latina
Earney, Michael

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Utopia, United States

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