Calo Rosa

Mission tropicalizada

Mission “Tropicalizada” by Calo Rosa – Artist Statement

Since the first encounters of European civilization with the tropics, their fascination with the flora and fauna of the “New World” grew quickly in to a desire to own it.

They tried to “civilize” life in the tropics, implementing by force a Eurocentric way of living. An example: The Manaus Opera House, a theater built in the middle of the Amazon, home to the Amazon Philharmonic Orchestra.

This mural depicts classic European ideals of beauty taken over by plants—the
tropics de-colonizing a decaying Eurocentric way of life. An ode to natural beauty overcoming oppression.

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