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This piece of Mexican art is a portrait of Antonio Aguilar and  Flor Silvestre the famous mexican singer and actress. “El Piropo is currently on display at the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center through the month of November.

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The veins on the horse’s legs and the hair on its body are an excellent example of Escalera’s ability to capture the natural beauty of an animal and make it come to life on canvas.One interesting fact about this piece is that there are over 1600 individual cobblestones on the road. Escalera is said to have known the exact number. 

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El Piropo is one of Escalera’s five masterpieces. He worked on the five paintings off and on throughout the course of twenty years completing many other works as well, but always returning to the five. Find out more at Escalera Art.com



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