|'Students' Strike' apparently refers to 1950s protests by university students, some of which were repressed murderously by the dictatorship of Gustavo Rojas Pinilla.|
|'The Republic.' What are those beasts tearing at the republic?|
|'The White Slave Trade.' Paintings like this|
one including graphic nudity made
Controversially, Arango was the first Colombian woman to paint nudes. Her portrayals of politicians as animals also won her few friends amongst the powerful.
Surprisingly, Arango went to study in Francisco Franco's Spain during the 1950s. Unsurprisingly, Franco ordered her paintings removed from display.
Arango donated all of her work to the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin.
|'The poor go to lunch.'|
|'Plebiscite.' This one perhaps refers to a vote arranged by dictator Rojas Pinilla to try to legitimize his rule.|
|'Race in the street.'|
|A detail of 'Rojas Pinilla.'|
|'La Violencia.' Are these men or beasts?|
|A video in the museum shows scenes from Colombian history.|
|I'm not sure what this painting's title, 'Terciadores', means.|
|Shantytown residents, called 'Tugurianos.'|
|'June 13.'A skeleton and a soldier drag away the corpses of frogs. Rojas Pinilla siezed power in a bloodless coup on June 13, 1953.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours