April 10, 2013

Maximilian's execution: Aubert, Manet

 Francois Aubert, Photograph of the execution of Maximilian I of Mexico (right),
Miramón (center) and Mejía (left) (19 June 1867)

 Notice the nopal above/behind Maximilian, that was definitely not a coincidence. That might be the reason why he didn't stand in the middle of the group. The erected nopal as a symbol of Mexico versus the defeated foreign intruder... bla bla bla...

Edouard Manet, L'exécution de Maximilien (1867)

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