This riveting conceptual painting is made with mixed acrylic and oil on a canvas. The history behind this painting along with the title shows the pain and violence that the Tainos endured upon the arrival of Christopher Columbus. In an era in which the international slave trade was starting to grow, Columbus and his men enslaved many native inhabitants of the West Indies and subjected them to extreme violence and brutality. … Later, Columbus sent thousands of peaceful Taino “Indians” from the island of Hispaniola to Spain to be sold. In reference to Juan Luis Guerra, he wrote a song called “Naboria Daca Ae Mayanimacaná” and sang the song in the native Taino language expressing what the Taino people may have felt during this time. It has been considered the unofficial “anthem” of the Taíno people. In this original mixed artwork, you can sense pain anger and suffering.
Artist Name: Yuri CuevasArt Medium : Mixed / Oil and acrylic on canvasArt Dimensions : 30" x 40"