Famous works adapted to address modern causes

Artist Francisco Munguía appears to have a lot of fun when he adapts famous works or art to deliver messages mostly about animals.

The monkey mimics a 1893 work "Scream" by Edvard Munch.

The artist has a show at the Museo Calderón Guardia in Barrio Escalante on San José’s northeast side.

Munguía produces works that have as their main characters various types of animals replacing the humans in the more famous works.

He is doing so to promote castration of animals, something many Costa Ricans do not support. He also has works protesting violence toward animals, chicken fights and other forms of mistreatment.

The works are cartoon-like but they clearly call up the images of the famous works.

An archive of his works and explanations in Spanish isHERE.

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