Paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco, found en Palacio de Gobierno en Merida.
The last three images are murals up around a staircase.
The second to last image was the center painting of the three.
In this image there is a Mayan man emerging from an ear of maize,
as described in the Popol Vuh-a sacred book of the Mayan people.
All this according to the notes I made in my Spanish dictionary-
a gift that helped me out every day.
In the last post...the second image.
The painting at the end of that gallery is about the execution of Jacinto Canek.
Jacinto Canek was quartered with red-hot pokers and pincers on December 14, 1761.
This bloody act was witnessed by the Governor
along with 'most distinguished captains'
and the richest landowners of the province.
Pacheco's painting makes me think of Chris Hondros'
I know that picture has been mentioned here at one time or another before.
The painting is from the 1970s and is capturing something from some 250 years ago.
The photograph is from 2005.