Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Incredible Treasures

Atahuallpa the imprisoned  emperor of the Incas promised Pizarro and his conquistadors to fill the whole room with gold. An illustration for the book "The Men Who Found America" (1909) by the American artist Herbert Moore. The desperate emperor is here effectively confronted with the sinister, greedy Spanish. Interesting are also the symbolic colors: the golden light and the blood red trousers.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting and powerful depiction of a world-changing interaction, isn't it? Desperation on one side, facing greedy and sinister men. We know which side is going to win !