Monday, October 3, 2016

La Gran Tenochtitlan

Initial Reaction:
La Gran Tenochtitlan, The Great City of Tenochtitlan is a painting by Diego Rivera. This is a painting with much detail. He has a lot of background and not very much blank space. The colors are realistic and bright. The faces all look slightly different, which is incredible with all the different faces, most of them are unique. This is a traditional painting and really helps depict what the city would have looked like. It is very creative and has plenty of detail.

After Research:
The painting depicts the city of Tenochtitlan in 1345. This city was built by the Aztecs in the spot where they saw an eagle on a cactus that was eating a serpent. The eagle is on the Mexican coins and the flag. Tenochtitlan is now Mexico city, the capital of Mexico and the largest city in Mexico. This painting is a mural in the Palacio Nacional de México. The painting is specifically a depiction of the marketplace in Tenochtitlan. It really does have an incredible amount of detail. In the background, you can even see specific mountains. Diego Rivera’s attention to details such as faces, clothing and the shading is very diverse and unique. It is an incredible mural and would be amazing to see in real life.

La Gran Tenochtitlan

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