Latino Art For Sale: Eva in Borda Gardens (Jardin Borda) ©

Title: Eva in Borda Gardens
Type: Oil on Wood 
Year Painted: 1999
Dimensions: L 30.1” (76.5 cm) W 10.75” (27.5 cm)
Price: $2,500 - Also available in canvas art prints, art posters, and memorabilia

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First in the series of oil painting for sale: Art narrative depicting Christendom's arrival in Mexico with the Conquistadors, wherein the indigenous Indian woman ate the Forbidden Fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the local Garden of Eden - Jardin Borda in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Located in the city of Curenavaca from which Hernán Cortés ruled his Mexican empire during Spain’s 16th-century rule, Jardin Borda (Borda Gardens) is full of indigenous plants and flowers. Known as “Casa de la India Bonita” (the house of the pretty Indian girl) to the locals, it is also reputed to be Emperor Maximilian's choice for his kept his mistress with whom he fathered a child during his three year reign from 1864 – 1867.

Much like the Genesis narrative of Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:16–17, where eating the forbidden fruit resulted in dire unintended consequences.  Her affair with the Emperor was considered immoral, promiscuous, and anathema to local and cultural norms, the result of which were dire consequences for her in the streets of Mexico City.



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Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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