Copyright 2016. MARIA MIJARES. All Rights Reserved. 

FALL OF CASTRO  Acrylic on linen 12" X 60" ©2005

Some five years earlier I had started two small paintings from television of the Pope's historical visit to Cuba with Castro. Through the years I worked on them, and put them aside, as I do. Suddenly the time seemed right. It occurred to me that the LIVE graphic across the screen might not be true for both subjects at a later date, and so I decided to finish the works. While I worked on these paintings, the news: Castro fell down and broke his arm and leg after delivering a speech to art instructors! Immediately I started a new painting, The Fall of Castro. It wasn't about politics for me, I just wanted to see what it would look like.