The Founding of Tenochtitlan is an Aztec-Spanish style painting of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico. This painting involves many elements. For example, the lines are simple and the thickness seems the same in all the lines in the painting. There are many shapes and forms that make up this painting, there are some that stand out the most. The shapes that are most obvious are rectangles, squares and triangles. The colors in the painting vary, the most outstanding color is blue. The painting is painted from a two dimensional view. The canvas looks like it is aging and it appears to be that way from the coloring and the space in the background.
In the painting, many of the images appear repetitive, some look mirrored. The painting details on the eagle are more complex than the details on the humans. The painting itself does not have much shading, if any at all. There is very little negative space as well. This painting is simple and shares a history of the city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico.