Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West is a 1985 epic novel by American author Cormac McCarthy, classified under the Western genre.
My father’s generation was born into the nationalist and fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco. But ironically they grew up watching American westerns on television. Since I was a child I have the memory of my father watching those kinds of movies that didn’t interest me much. However when I was in college I discovered Cormac McCarthy’s books and fell in love with his storytelling and twilight Western vibe. Years later a video game called Red Dead Redemption came out, which gives great importance to its script and was a great advance within the world of video games. Apparently it was based on the same book by McCarthy that I had read years ago and which gives the title to this canvas.
With this work I try to talk about how culture or art can be a tool of power and domination. Through the western, people from all over the world and all ages have created a mistaken and idealized concept of a historical event totally foreign to them.