Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
August 25, 2009
Image Size
223 KB
Resolution
1000×633
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
13,072 (1 today)
Favourites
254 (who?)
Comments
34
Downloads
306
×
Collision of the worlds by CG-Zander Collision of the worlds by CG-Zander
For competition on [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous & striking colours and scene :)
Reply
:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Great work. The contrast between the two leaders is awesome, with the colorful feathers and shining armor. The Christian native woman in the center is a very interesting, and you can tell she's spent a little more time around horses than other indians. The blond bearded soldier on the far left looks very pleased with himself and I find him a little amusing. :)

Just a few questions: is that the banner of the Holy Roman Empire in the background? And what is Cortes holding?

Magnificent work! I hope to see more Aztecs and Spaniards in the future :D
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
Because:
1) Charles V (Spanish: Carlos I; Dutch: Karel V; German: Karl V.; Italian: Carlo V; French: Charles Quint; 24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary retirement and abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor and his son Philip II as King of Spain in 1556.
2) The ceremonial baton is a short, thick stick, carried by select high-ranking military officers as a uniform article.

Maybe not everyone was doing correct, I do not know everything :)
Reply
:iconrd-dd1843:
RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Finally - Cortez and Moctezuma or Montezuma. I have been searching for a picture of them. Now for Pizzaro and Athualpa.
Reply
:iconchartreuxxx:
chartreuxxx Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
wow.
Reply
:iconwolfenkrieger:
Wolfenkrieger Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
"History would be something extraordinary, if only it were true."

Leo Tolstoy.


The emperor Moctezuma and Cortez face to face but for some reason
"Montezuma" is how many call to him because as Americans call it.
Aztec is the nickname used by the neighbors of the Mexica Tribe ,
but they called themselves Mexica.
The correct pronunciation of the Nahuatl in spanish are Meshico but
the Criollos in the New Spain (Today Mexico) , White Rebels take the name
of the tribe who opposed more to the spanish conquest to have the sympathy of the Indians and mestizos in the independence war vs Spain but again with a wrong pronunciation in Castilian (Spanish) Meshico pass to be Mexico , the fail written interpretation of nahuatl name.
Mexico is today the official and correct name in Mexico but continues to be writing
Mejico in Spain whit the correct use of the phonetic and writing in Castillan (spanish)
Cortes and Montezuma were found in a driveway respectfully and all Spanish were received with hospitality in the city , in their domains Moctezuma was taken as prisoner and puppet by Cortez to control the people because Spanish were less than 300 men , the conquerors needed the alliance of all tribes hostile to the Aztecs to defeat this empire but his escape from the city was difficult when Moctezuma dies , while trying to escape at night occurred the "sad night" for Cortez with heavy casualties because many Spanish Conquerors fleeing loading gold , could not fight well and some were drowned in the lake but eventually the Spanish survivors and their allies besieged the city , even Cortez order the shipbuilding of 3 boats on the lake with cannons for this siege and destroyed the Aztec aqueduct , finally the authentic Aztec people were exterminated in the battle , diseases and vengeance of the other Indians but in modern Mexico defends the mythology and insists on calling Aztecs survivors to all Slave or friendly tribes of the close lands of empire.

The truth is that the Tlascalans are the real root of mestizaje with Spain ,
Tlascalans , "Tlaxcaltecas" was the biggest army who joined to Cortez to destroy Mexico City.

Talk of the comon cannibalism acts in Aztec Culture is also complicated with modern Mexicans because after independence the Mexican nationalism was formed taking the Aztecs as Heroic roots of the new Country and Spanish pass to be the bad guys in all Mexican History , even if modern Mexicans are more connected with them and not with the real Aztecs.

Malinche called Dona Marina by Cortez was not Aztec and his tribe was hostile to them
for this reason she helped to Cortez but in Modern Mexico "Malinche" are a traitor!

From the North American Indians lands (Ex New Spain Territory) into the territories of the Mayan empire and Patagonian lands there were multiple Indian nations they made ​​wars , they took slaves and finally they were allied with the Europeans to continue fighting each other.
Aztecs , Mayans and Incas were empires for subject to other Indians.
in fact hated by many cultures , the alliance with Spanish Troops , artillery and cavalry is the true History , the Mayan empire was divided and had wars between their cities before to the Spanish Conquerors the decay was cultural and ecological in this case everything was more simple for the Spanish Empire.
Reply
:iconbangell:
Bangell Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Epic.
Reply
:iconlupusacerbus:
LupusAcerbus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
OK, I have no idea how in the world you can do something this cool using a digital program. I can barely get photoshop to open, let alone draw something so complex and captivating. I really like the rich colors that you've used. I forget the Aztec king's name, but I like the "what the crap?" expression on his face. And I like the expression on the blond-bearded Spaniard behind Cortes - he's totally thinking, "We are so about to pwn your butt." Very cool.
Reply
:iconchikaon:
CHIKAON Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
It´s a wonderful representation between Spanish kingdom and Azteca empire, which it had a big impact with Cortés´s image, above all with his physical features, that they inmediately associated to Quetzalcoatl or Kukulkan.

Nice light effects and picture ^^

Congratulations!!
Reply
:icontoht981:
toht981 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I love the contrasts between the culturally colourful Aztecs and the dullness of the Spanish that signifies their oppression and tyranny.
Reply
:iconchurrucai:
ChurrucaI Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spain rulesĦĦ

XD
Reply
:iconthewastedyouth:
thewastedyouth Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I am from Spain, amazing!!!!
Reply
:iconkazi2000:
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great ideea ! the conquest of the Aztec empire by the spaniards is a very complicated subject !
the end of a great empire and the beginning of another one ! also the beginning of massive european settlement on american soil.
Reply
:icongreenfroggies:
greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010   General Artist
This picture is great I knew exactly what moment you were depicting as soon as I looked at it and the more I look the more clues I see - I like that you chose to feature the rearing horse :)
And the composition is really dynamic too. I also thought that about your recent DD
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconbenyhibridos:
benyhibridos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
How about my version
el Encuentro:D!!
Reply
:iconthepetro:
ThePetro Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
God, when I look on it, I can feel the atmosphere, and it's amazing!
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconbromstrom:
bromstrom Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice :D
Reply
:iconsnaphance93:
Snaphance93 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love the knight's surprised expression. And the... Mayan/Maori woman, is it, holding the cross. I also love your use of colors, and also how you get things looking so crisp and real. You deserve way more favourites and comments on your art!
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconadmirallee01:
AdmiralLee01 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I could almost see that happening, it's beautiful. I just took my chapter test on the Spanish Conquest of the New World for my college class, kind of amusing to me.
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I am glad!
Reply
:iconscifirocker:
SciFiRocker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Cortez, Malinche and Montezuma

This is a very good picture.
Great work.
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconnielspeterdejong:
NIELSPETERDEJONG Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Impressive as always :)
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:icons-k26:
S-K26 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
very impressive, much better than most of the stuff on "popular"
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconahmete:
AhmetE Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
great art.
Reply
:iconsirlioncourt:
SirLionCourt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist
This is serious art.
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, really, are the most difficult work which I drew.
Reply
:iconsirlioncourt:
SirLionCourt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist
hey! again, this work is fabolous!! supreme!
Reply
:iconal-fahad515:
al-fahad515 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
very beautiful
Reply
Add a Comment: