Sexual Fables

This article accompanies the fable
A Tale of Two Women

History of Tlaxcala codex

Malinche Tlaxcala

Above: Hernan Cortés and La Malinche in a Tlaxcala city, painted about 50 years after the Conquest. Below: Miguel Cabrera, a Zapotec from Oaxaca who became the greatest recognized painter of New Spain (and who lived till 1768), picked up on this theme in a series of paintings like this one illustrating the history of Mexico. This is #1 of course, whereby "Spain" and "India" produce a mestizo child.


Below is a more modern interpretation by 20th century Mexican painter Roberto Cueva del Rio:


Bottom photo: Jujomx

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