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Quetzalcóatl

Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Álvarez1968

MUSA Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara

MUSA Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Mexico

“A tree can be leafy and luxuriant, or dry and twisted, but both possess a dramatic beauty…” said Álvarez Bravo to Teresa del Conde (interview for the catalogue Mucho Sol, INBA, 1989). This seems to describe his photograph Quetzalcóatl, which shows a tree with a twisted trunk, covered in foliage, whose form resembles the Aztec’s representation of the feathered serpent.

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