Filiberto Chali
La Raptan a la Muchacha por su Novio
They Kidnap the Girl for her Boyfriend

Oil on canvas - 16 x 12 in.

Three men carry off a woman on behalf of another man. The kidnappers appear to be relaxed, casual. The woman's face, however, shows fear.

A kidnapping may be staged as a form of elopement, if a couple's families do not agree to their marriage. But women are also sometimes abducted without their consent. Both scenarios disregard a woman's right to decide her fate.