Que Clavo! (What a nail!) Luis Tenorio Rosales, 2010, acrylic on canvas As I indicated in a previous post, this painting of the crucifixion is one of the most evocative works of art I’ve seen. The intense face of a T-shirt clad man as he nails the feet of Jesus Christ to the cross leaves no illusions that this a contemporary work of art of an age old religious subject that has roots in Christian history. Is this man just a carpenter doing his work or is he a symbol of the sins we commit everyday that lodge the nails deeper with every transgression? What a nail! Aguila (Eagle), Javier Calvo Sandi, 2017, stone The Eagle is a monument representing both the former president, Leon Cortés, and the Nazi eagle. According to Calvo Sandi, President Cortés had an affinity with the Nazi Party of Costa Rica having appointed Max Effiger, the president of the local Nazi party, as his adviser on immigration matters.
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” - James Michener