Nude portrait of Zapata in high heels sparks fury in Mexico

Nude portrait of Zapata in high heels sparks fury in Mexico

Protesters blocked the entrance to a Mexican art gallery on Tuesday over a painting showing revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata striking a pose in the nude. The painting shows Zapata, naked on a horse, in high heels and a pink hat. Scuffles broke out between the protesters and counter-demonstrators defending sexual diversity. Zapata, a leader in the Mexican revolution, was assassinated in 1919.

ConcealCarryProtect 6 months

We just get bananas ductaped to walls. This is actually art though.

Sean Donahue
Sean Donahue 6 months

I can see why they're angry

Seekster 6 months

The Mexican people have every right to be outraged. This would be the equivalent of hanging a lewd painting based on Washington crossing the Delware in the Smithsonian. If art is meant to stir up emotion then this piece succeeded.

Moogle Joestar
Moogle Joestar 5 months

"Zapato" is spanish for "shoe". And in spanish most if not all nouns have a gender, so "Zapata" kind if sounds like the feminine form for shoe... I have no idea if that is a play on words that the artist did with the high heels but probaby...? Anyway just came here to say that a protest over this is hella dumb, grow up people and get on with your lives.

Grand Ol Propaganda
Grand Ol Propaganda 6 months

The painting is super cool đź’Ż

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