Monday, July 24, 2006

LA CONQUISTADORA

This statue in the cathedral in Santa Fe New Mexico called La Conquistadora. I think it is kind of scary looking and there there

is another one of Jesus in there that is even creepier looking. The style is called Spanish Colonial. It seems to represent the culture of religious fear that controlled the society as far as I could tell. This statue was carried from Mexico city to the pioneers in New Mexico 3 or 4 centuries ago. Although they didn't come out and say it I got the impression from some of the people that they had strong feelings toward this statue. Perhaps to the point of it having magic powers. Very alien to my beliefs and sensibilities, and somewhat frightening, but interesting to look at as an outside observer.

2 Comments:

Anonymous don junker said...

Very cool, do you have the statue of Jesus as well. Keep up the great work Scott!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Uh... no, the statue doesn't have any magical or miraculous powers. Strange that you think she's scary looking that's the first I've heard of that.

The Crucifix you're talking about is quite a bit more passionate and dramatic, maybe even borderline scary.

If you really want to see some scary stuff, you need to see some other Spanish Colonial art.

8:32 PM  

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