Roberto Montoya-Mejia
My Sisters Traveling to the Capital
(Mis Hermanas Viajando a la Capital)
acrylic on canvas, acrilico sobre tela
36" x 48", 92 cm x 123 cm
Roberto is the 14th of 15 children born to Spanish land grant families who settled Colombia,S.A. in the 1520s and 1530s. This image recreates a time when women only left the land of their father, after their marriages were arranged and moved to the lands of their husbands. Here are 5 of his sisters at the train station in the Andes (Fredonia, Antioquia), enjoying that one moment of freedom.
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