We had just finished lunch at my favorite little restaurant in El Tigre. I had one special stop to make with my Artisan & Architecture group before we headed back to San Miguel de Allende. We drove over to Capula to meet with Juan Torres Calderon, a well known Mexican painter and sculpture. We drove through the large adobe archway that lead into his grounds. Female sculptures made of bronze and stone adorned the landscape. I particular like the one above.
We first met up with Juan in the church which is his magnificent gallery.
He had just had a show at the University titled Mujeres en La Revolucion, Women in the Revolution. I am sure you are familiar with this scene that was borrowed from a photograph taken during that time. These woman who accompanied and supported the Mexican troops during the Revolution were called Soldaderas.
This painting of the woman with the large fish on her head was spectacular. I was tempted to buy it but my husband and I had just made another large art purchase a few months ago so I thought I had better not. I still dream about it. Maybe if it is there next time I go back for a visit...