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America: 500 Years

Two contrasting blue and orange shapes suggest land masses occupied by intertwining forms - one depicting indigenous peoples the other European explorers. A bright sliver of blue separates the suggested land masses.

America 500 Years, Discovery, 1989-92, 156 x 47 in, Oil on Canvas

Charting 500 years of American history, from 1492 to 1992, Kanso created the series in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America. The nine mural paintings were completed over three years between 1989 to 1992 and base their subjects on defining historical events in the Americas over the course of five centuries. 

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