Tortilla Art: Zapata Portrait by Joe Bravo



 Acrylic on Flour Tortilla


28″ x 28″

The Story

Emiliano Zapata; (August 8, 1879 – April 10, 1919) was a Mexican Revolutionary War hero and general.

Between 1910 and 1919, Zapata continued his fight for land and liberty, rebelling against anyone who
interfered with his Plan of Ayala which called for the seizure of all foreign-owned land, all land taken
from villages, confiscation of one-third of all land held by “friendly” hacendados and full confiscation of
land owned by persons opposed to the Plan of Ayala.

His slogan was “Tierra y Libertad.”