Zapatista Painting

Zapatista Painting

This 21st century painting shows the Catholic icon Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Mexican flag and a red bandana covering her face.  The Virgin of Guadalupe is often used as a unifying symbol for Mexicans.  In this image, the bandana over her face symbolizes the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, a revolutionary group based in the state of Chiapas, and the painting serves as a piece of political propaganda.

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