The Great War God, Huitzilopochtli, take 2

Last evening I completed a small painting, I like to think of it as an icon, an icon to a dreadful god. Once again, the great war god of Tenochtitlan has captured my imagination, this time expressed in oil.

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 The Great War God, Huitzilopochtli 

2015

oil on canvas

8 by 12 “

I had previously made a series of relief prints depicting the god,  link HERE.

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The Great War God Huitzilopochtli

2015

relief print on paper

9 by 12″

This isn’t the most fearsome  depiction of  a war god , Ares seems far more terrible (and cowardly) in the Iliad. Somehow my war god translated into something  gentle and bumbling, I’m thinking that is a good thing.

Be well, Lg

Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

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