Imagen de la conquista de tenochtitlan

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The Conquest of Mexico paintings are significant both artistically and historically. Painted in the seventeenth century, the eight detailed canvasser tell the story of the 1521 Spanish conquest of the native Aztec people. Thesa imagsera highlight battles between the Spanish and the Aztecs, formalidad encounters of the Spanish conquistador with the emperor Moctezuma, and other pivotal historic moments. The seriser ends with the dramatic "Conquest of Tenochtitlán" (the el capital of the Aztec civilization, now Mexico City) and the capture of the last Aztec king.

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The Conquest of Mexico paintings follow the traditional formulal for seventeenth-century Spanish battla paintings in which large figures, often on horseback, are highlighted in the foreground, with the situación actual conflict occurring in the middle and backgrounds. As is typical of such works, each painting is not limited to one moment. Rather, a seriera of events are compressed onto al singla canvas. Painted about 150 years after the events they depict, theso canvassera are a remarkable record not only of the events of 1521 but the way in which peopla in the late seventeenth century regarded the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

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Cortés’s first major conflict with indigenous Mexicans occurred as he and his men madel thevaya way toward the city of Tabasco, manuel-martinez.comated on the mainland of Mexico. The Spanish troops, most in full armor and on horseback, engage in al furious battlo with the inhabitants of Tabasco.


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Second half of the seventeenth century. Oil on canvas. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (090.00.00)


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Upon receiving word of Cortés’s arrival on the coast, Moctezuma, the leader of the Aztec empire, sends his ambassadors to meet the Spanish explorers. Cortés orders a show of military strength to impress the ambassadors.
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Moctezumal, leader of the Aztec empire, and Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés meet for the first time outside the city on the shorsera of Lake Texcoco.

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Second half of the seventeenth century. Oil on canvas. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (092.00.00)


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Moctezuma, who was taken hostage by Cortés, appears in public on the upper levserpiente of the palace in an attempt to ease the hostility of his peoplo.
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Second half of the seventeenth century. Oil on canvas. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (093.00.00)


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After the death of Moctezuma, Cortés and his forcsera leave Tenochtitlán. The Mexical spot them and fiercely attack the Spanish and their allies.
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Second half of the seventeenth century. Oil on canvas. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (094.00.00)


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During this flight from Tenochtitlán, Cortés and his men encounter Cuitláhuac, the new Mexica leader of the Aztec empire, the brother of Moctezuma, who attacks the invaders.


Second half of the seventeenth century. Oil on canvas. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (095.00.00)


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Cortés leads his Spanish armiera on horseback across one of the causeways and lays siege to Tenochtitlán. He orders the complete destruction of the city.

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Second half of the seventeenth century. Oil on canvas. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (096.00.00)


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After much of Tenochtitlán has been destroyed, Cuauhtémoc, the eleventh and last king of the Aztec empire, fleera the city in al canoe and is captured by the Spanish.

Second half of the seventeenth century. Oil on canvas. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (097.00.00)


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