Walter Miranda
Plastic Artist

Every 'ism' Is Opium for The People III


Technique:Oil on wood + flotation and graphite on paper

Dimensions: 60 x 60 cm


The dictatorship imposed on the population of El Salvador, sustained economically and militarily by the United States, causes the same results as the dictatorships sustained by the Soviet Union. In the lower part of the work, the North American flag has the word EL SALVADOR (The Savior) embossed in allusion both to the name of the country where the atrocities shown occur, and to the North American arrogance that considers itself "the savior" of the western world.


Below is the transcription of the text in the painting:

Mt 11,23-24 "And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths.[d] If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you." Mt 12,36 But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every [s]idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.   Mt 24,6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. New International Version (NIV)

Walter Miranda
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