A view of the dormant volcano Iztaccíhuatl (Nahuatl for the sleeping woman or mujer dormida), In the Aztec legend, the warrior Popocatépetl returned from war to find his wife dead, he carried her to this place and stood guard over her. Where he resides today as the volcano Popocatépetl and she as the volcano Iztaccíhuatl. The painting is a study from the ashy slopes of the volcano Popocatépetl.
Iztaccíhuatl from the slopes of the warrior
Title    "La mujer dormida" from the slopes of the warrior
Date painted
December 1999

Oil on canvas

Canvas size
90cm by 75cm

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