21 December 2006

The indigenous people monument

This monument, inaugurated in 1992 is dedicated to the "Pueblo Indígena" (Indigenous people), who originally populated Chile. It's located in Santiago's "Plaza de Armas" (downtown main square), and caused a lot of controversy because it shows the broken face of a Mapuche man, although it's a tribute to the bravery of the original inhabitants of Chile.

10 Comments:

Blogger Lisi said...

this is a very dramatic and creative piece of art...I like the powerful image!

12/21/2006 2:22 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

cette sculpture est magnifique. dommage qu'elle crée une polimique.

this sculpture is splendid. it's a pity that it creates polimique.

12/21/2006 2:38 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

The sculpture makes a powerful satement. I can see why there could be son controversy over it . Nice shot of the sqare.

12/21/2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

My appologies for all the spelling errors. I meant some controversy and square. I should proof read my statements.

12/21/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger Saporotti... said...

Edú, tu página es realmente la zorra... Te envidio un poco, no por la beca de oftalmo, sino por esta página que tiene que ver con como "miramos" nuestra ciudad. Un abrazo grande. Te quiero mucho y aprende a "saber" como miramos para que seas un excelente oftalmólogo.
Sapo '06

12/22/2006 12:45 PM  
Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

Es bueno saber ke mas allá de los abusos ke cometió Pinochet contra los indios mapuches, la mayoría de la población reivindike a ese pueblo tan minimizado.

Saludos y Una Feliz Navidad

12/22/2006 12:48 PM  
Blogger Christos said...

Wow, that's really wonderful!

12/22/2006 5:40 PM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

This is a stunning piece. I wish I could enlarge it even more.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. (At least it looks much warmer there than here - we've been contemplating fire in the fire place for the last four nights!)

Meg

12/23/2006 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am coming to university in Chile next March, and looking through your pictures, i can't wait!
Tiff

2/20/2007 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a nice looking gringa also appears in the pic ;-)

4/27/2007 1:46 PM  

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