Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Túpac Amaru II

This painting shows the sacrifice of Tupac Amaru, who is suspended in air held apart by four horses. In the painting, the horses are represented as minotaurs. The four minotaurs represent: the monarchy (white minotaur), slave labor (black minotaur), the military (red minotaur), and the clergy (yellow minotaur). Tupac Amaru was a mestizo that led a revolt against the Spanish empire around 1781. His wife, Micaela Bastides, was also part of the resistance. In this image she is represented to the bottom left, her body murdered by the Spanish...

1 comment:

Kita said...

nice bolt figures