Culture and Art

April 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

As I've mentioned in previous posts, one of my favorite museums is the Soumaya Museum here in Mexico City. There is a wonderful selection of art andacross a variety of genres.

Enjoying history as I do, particularly Mexican history, I was thrilled to see the following in the Museum:

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"The Embrace" ("El Abrazo") by Jorge Gonzalez Camarena

This painting references the Spanish conquest of Mexico - a Spanish knight and an Aztec Eagle warrior are depicted. The two are embracing as they kill one another - a symbol of the simultaneous fusion of the two cultures and the ending of each.

 


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