Basilica de Guadalupe

This cathedral is the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City. Officially known as the “Templo Expiatorio a Cristo Rey,”  the first structure of the old basilica was begun in 1695 and it was not finished until 1709. Much of Mexico City was built on a former lake. This cathedral is sinking. You can’t tell from this picture…

The Torment Of Cuauhtémoc

This powerful painting is titled The Torment Of Cuauhtémoc, 1950 by David Alfaro Siqueiros. I don’t know if this depicts a true historical occurrence or is an aggregation of Spaniard horrors forced upon the indigenous peoples.The child on the left side has had her hands cut off. It was a practice of Cristopher Columbus to…

Frida Kahlo

Other than having thick eyebrows, I don’t know much about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This is one of her self-portraits. She is pictured along the boarder between the United State of Mexico and the United States of America. When I first saw it I was struck by the turmoil on the US side compared…