|image courtesy Joanna van der Gracht Rosado|
Adelita is the nickname that was given to the women who fought in the Mexican revolution. I dressed up as one for the Grito party, Joanna gave in September. The Adelita is a powerful symbol, a strong woman, combination soldier, camp follower, nurse, often carrying a baby on her back alongside her rifle.
Darstellung zweier Soldaderas image courtesy Wikipedia Deutsch
Carrying on my La Calavera Catrina theme, this week’s painting combined an iconic image of an two Adelitas that I found on Wikipedia’s German Language Edition, with a calavera catrina. Spanish spellings seem to be variable because I have seen the word written as canterina, catrina and catarina, today, I am using catrina. Tomorrow? Who nows?
For now I have separated the two companions. I am planning on painting the remaining Adelita next week and perhaps the two together after that.