El sueño del conquistador – Sculpture by Addé 2018
Dreams of grandeur, dreams of power, dreams of nobility, but above all, dreams of gold, mountains of gold.
The unquenchable thirst for gold against which nobody may oppose.
The quest for el Dorado will show no mercy, no pity, no humanity, and no guilt, since it serves the king of Spain, and, above all, is done for the glory of god and the salvation of the pagan savages.
The conquest of the Americas may serve as a lesson for those believers in gentle aliens pacifically coming to Earth « to serve man » a short story by American writer Damon Knight (1950).
Please watch « Aguirre, the Wrath of God » a 1972 masterpiece written and directed by Werner Herzog with fabulous Klaus Kinski in the title role.
A sculpture to reflect the magnificence and despair of human kind.