ADELITA: Women Soldiers Of The Mexican Revolution | 18 Images


Adelita was the name given to the women who followed husbands and lovers to war during the uprising of the Mexican Revolution. From 1910-1920 these camp followers cooked, cleaned and nursed wounds. When it came time for military combat, Adelitas bravely picked up guns and fought.

Large murals decorating a local restaurant first introduced me to these extraordinary women. It was heart-rending to visualize the difficult lives these young women endured. Fired with admiration, I produced this series of art to honor the legacy of the Adelita warrior. Armed with a few books on the Adelita, written by female historians, I had the necessary information and archived images at my fingertips. To fill in the missing links, I set up photo-shoots with models to help illustrate the Adelita soldier’s story. A passion to share their legacy set in and would not leave me alone.

Starting with a photograph, I layer and paint over images using melted encaustic wax, an ancient art form from the 5th century B.C., that gives my art texture and luminous qualities. Combined with a variety of mixed media, I give each piece a contemporary style all it’s own. I feel that this new body of work is one of the most powerful shows that I’ve created to date. With this exhibit I hope to generate awareness about these remarkable women. The timing seems right. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the rebels only assault on US soil here in New Mexico.

Angel Wynn, Artist Santa Fe, NM

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Tierra y Libertad, Land & Liberty
Tierra y Libertad, Land & Liberty
Pancho Zapata Adelita, $2300, 30x24 inch
Pancho Zapata Adelita, $2300, 30x24 inch
Dias de Metamorphosis, Day of Change
Dias de Metamorphosis, Day of Change
Adelita Wants You Gringo, 24x20 inch
Adelita Wants You Gringo, 24x20 inch
Viva La Vida, Long Live Life, SOLD, 30x24 inch
Viva La Vida, Long Live Life, SOLD, 30x24 inch
Rosa y Pistola
Rosa y Pistola
Warhol Meets Adelita
Warhol Meets Adelita
Sweethearts of the Revolution
Sweethearts of the Revolution
Selfie
Selfie
A Woman's War
A Woman's War
Daughters of the Revolution #2
Daughters of the Revolution #2
SOLD! Wild Flower, 30x24 inch
SOLD! Wild Flower, 30x24 inch
SOLD-Adelita Paper Dolls, $2600, 36x24 inches
SOLD-Adelita Paper Dolls, $2600, 36x24 inches
SOLD! My Grandmother's Quilt, 30x30 inch
SOLD! My Grandmother's Quilt, 30x30 inch
SOLD! Song For Adelita, 12x12 inch
SOLD! Song For Adelita, 12x12 inch
SOLD Peace of Mind, 20x20 inch
SOLD Peace of Mind, 20x20 inch
Daughters of the Mexican Revolution, SOLD, 16x20 inch
Daughters of the Mexican Revolution, SOLD, 16x20 inch
SOLD! Glorious Adelita, 12x12 inch
SOLD! Glorious Adelita, 12x12 inch