Diablo, Carlos Colín, Ink on paper, 11" x 14", framed $800

Original size is 433 × 595 pixels

The devil did not exist in Pre-Hispanic culture; he was a strange character for the people of the Americas. During the colony in México, the Spanish compared the devil with nahual (sorcerer). But the nahual is a divine being, a spirit, something hidden, and at the same time, it is an animal spirit inside us; everybody has a nahual inside themselves. This drawing is the representation of a devil mask used by Mexicans in parades, festivals, and popular parties, to represent fear or mockery.