Diego de Landa

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  • Ambivalent Conquests Summary

    Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 is centered around three Spaniards and their approach to Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula. Clendinnen weaves a tale of forced conversion, colonial power struggles, and mass torture, but she contextualized these horrors in a way that the rationales of the Spaniards do not get lost. However, the Maya side of the story gets lost with only one Maya figure, the resistance leader Nachi Cocom, emerges as an individual. The Catholic religion and its doctrine proved to be the largest shaping force on the three primary figures featured in the Ambivalent Conquests. Franciscan Diego de Landa, mayor Diego Quijada, and bishop Francisco de Toral and of the three Landa stands above the others, an…

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  • The Elephant And The Dove Analysis

    relationship of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is considered one of the most notable and controversial of modern times. This pair of brilliant and passionate artists can easily be considered to be a true power couple in the 20th century. Mexico 's most famous artists have certainly changed many people 's thoughts of their native home and together, Frida and Diego, have laid down a road for artists of the future to follow. It is their obvious differences that make them such a unique couple and…

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  • Vaudeville In Harlem

    Diego Rivera painted a mural in Mexico illustrating the history of the Mexican people. In 1936, the Great Depression was stalled and the Art project of eight African-American artists developed a cultural group to portray the history of black people in the United States in a Hospital in Harlem. Artist Charles Alston created the year before as part of the Works Progress Administration. Both artists Diego and Charles placed stressed on the influences of tribal cultures to medicine. However, in…

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  • What The Water Gave Me Analysis

    during her marriage to Diego Rivera, including one with Josephine Baker. The two had much in common: both Frida and Josephine were immensely talented at what they did, both were very passionate about political issues and social reforms, and both were very independent - Frida insisted on never accepting financial support from anyone, including her husband and Josephine was never afraid to leave a relationship/husband when she felt like her happiness and needs were not being fulfilled. Kahlo and…

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  • Frida Khalo Analysis

    self-portraits, which were from events in her life, from being tense, vibrant, lost and in love. Khalo married the artist Diego Rivera who is a communist. Then she exhibited her paintings in Mexico and Paris, before she died in 1954. From one of Khalos famous art pieces painted in 1939 was called, The Two Fridas (Las dos Fridas), which had a naïve style, and it was an oil painting. The art piece is known for symbolism and surrealism, the piece displays the two Frida’s holding hands and sharing a…

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  • St. Lidwina Patron Saint

    St. Lidwina St. Lidwina is the patron saint of ice skating, her feast day is April 14. She was born April 18, 1380 and she died April 14, 1433. Her parents were fairly poor and she grew up with eight brothers. I chose to research this saint because I love ice skating, I was very surprised and excited to find that there is actually a patron saint for my favorite sport. Although her story is different than most, she still shows a great example of trusting in God. Around the time she was 15,…

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  • What Is A Self-Portrait Of Frida Kahlo

    Entitled Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas (Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird), this is one of the most commonly known paintings of the activist and artist Frida Kahlo. This painting was made in 1940 after Kahlo had split up with her husband of ten years Diego Rivera. It is a self-portrait and depicts Kahlo with a monkey and a black cat on her shoulder, a thorn necklace with a hummingbird attached to it around her neck, butterflies and flower-dragonflies surrounding her hair,…

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  • Over The Rainbow By Alfred Arreguin Analysis

    The oil on canvas painting “Over the Rainbow” created by Alfredo Arreguin serves as a commentary on the visible and the hidden elements of one’s identity. Alfredo Arreguin’s painting “Over the Rainbow” greets you to your right as you enter the Mexican Museum of Art, located in San Francisco’s Fort Mason. The building of the museum is gargantuan, minimalistic and intimidating in its military presence. When you walk into the museum the room is suddenly very tiny and as you turn the corner of the…

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  • The Two Fridas Analysis

    The artwork was created by Frida Kahlo a Mexican painter most famously known for her self-portraits. The piece reflects Mexican culture. The audience would most likely be those who are interested in self reflection, since the artworks are known for the in depth portrayal of Kahlo herself and aspects of her life. The mode of display is an oil on canvas, with the setting of the piece currently located in the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City. However the work itself portrays "The Two Fridas"…

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  • The Wounded Deer Analysis

    that would help women socially progress with time. In Frida’s lifetime, she was known to have bisexual relationships which were extremely frowned upon in her time. Between her husband, Diego Rivera, cheating on her with other mistresses, she had her own affairs with both men and women. This sparks another advocacy position that Frida is idolized for because she was open sexually which was illogically scowled upon in her lifetime. A quote from The Advocate on Frida’s bisexuality they said that…

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