The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Showing posts with label artesanias mexicanas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artesanias mexicanas. Show all posts

Monday, October 31, 2011

La Catrina

Mexican Handcrafts of Guanajuato. Mexico
Popularized by José Guadalupe Posada, this Catrina is the skeleton of an upper class woman with large breasts and one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations, which occur during two days, November 1 and November 2, corresponding with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Although these holy days have a long cultural history reaching into the prehistoric traditions of several European cultures, many aspects of the Mexican festival have indigenous origins in an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. After the conquest of Mexico, the Spanish superimposed their cultural traditions upon the similar Aztec festival and a synthesis occurred.
La Catrina, as it is commonly known, was a popular print in Posada's day, but soon faded from the popular memory. Along with the rest of Posada's prints, it was revived by French artist and art historian Jean Charlot shortly after the Mexican Revolution in the 1920s. La Catrina soon gained iconic status as a symbol of uniquely Mexican art and was reproduced en masse.
The image was incorporated into Diego Rivera's mural Dream of a Sunday in Alameda Park, which also includes images of his wife Frida Kahlo, Posada, and a self-portrait of Rivera. 


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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sprayed Moods

Digital graffiti 7.

Street Gallery.

La Culpa / Guilt.

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation.
The other eight are unimportant.
From Sexus by Henry Miller.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tepoztlan II

Artesanias (Craftsmanship)

"Paleacates" (A sort of scarfs or handkerchiefs)

The Entrance

A view from The Tepozteco


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.