It is not a Rivera is a Lucin, this subject I have been holding for years. Further info it represents life dangers. Related to human beings in general for it has to do with how fragile we are. There are many symbols and anecdotes where the idea came from and became a meaningful theme. The name is original from the indigenous Chaco in New Mexico, Anasazi’s descendants.
Then there is another first version, called “Chaco I,” which apologizes to all those poor dead souls. Further, the model is kneeling in a fetal position, portending its next step to free its soul.
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Nevertheless, this version came to another idea spontaneously, but the person kneeled backward, exposing his back to the bull. This painting portraits a man without shoes ready to enter heaven’s, catholic tradition symbol of purity.
On the other hand, his entity is at risk. The whole scene symbolizes fear of the dead, besides the eagerness for the supernatural humankind to look out for trouble. We are very connected, to how sensitive and fragile our Life is. One moment we are here, and the other, we may disappear. For him, it does not matter anymore the things that use to bring him down. Problems are gone; here is one step to mortality.
Perhaps the excitement to feel dead knocking behind our backs makes us feel alive, at least for a second. Hence on the other side of us exist respect; we are ready to accept our presage. By getting rid of our shoes, we are revering out pureness to enter holly ground.
On the other hand, taking on account feedbacks from people, some have seen the bull horns as a halo. Finally, other comments as evil, and others accept it as a part of Life.