Sunday, January 6, 2008

History Painting

The "murals" of Fernando Castro Pacheco at the Governor's Palace in Merida are stunning. They mainly depict the submission and enslaving of the Mayan people by the Conquistadores, the clergy and the European colonists. The 31 paintings have a chronological order, starting with the story of creation according to Mayan beliefs. These massive works are a national treasure. To term them murals is not entirely correct because they are painted on panels.
Below are some details of these huge and important paintings.

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