Mexican Art Masterpieces
Mexico's art history has been evolving for more than 2000 years and modern Mexican art embodies elements and characteristics of centuries of indigenous art. Imbued with traces of ancient mysticism and combining both pagan and Christian beliefs, Mexican art is both visual and narrative in nature - as colourful and complex as the Mexican people themselves. This work showcases 48 pieces of Mexican art - ancient ceramic statues and mosaic masks from the Mayans and Aztecs, tomb facades and interior temple reliefs, feather pictures, monstrances, classically inspired painting by artists of the viceregal period including Baltasar de Echeve Orio and Juan Rodriguez Juarez, 19th century masterpieces by Obregon and Velasco, and 20th century favourites including works by Mexican muralist Rivera, Orozco, Kahlo and others - each accompanied by an essay revealing the complicated connections between Mexican politics, society and art.
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Figure of a Man The Wrestler
Jade Mask with Necklace
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abstract Academy of San ancient Aztec Baltasar de Echave Baroque called Carlos Alcazar central century ceramic church civilization classic Coatlfcue colonial color composition Counter-Reformation creating Creole Cubist culture David Alfaro Siqueiros decoration depicted Diego Rivera Echave Orio European feathers figure forms Franciscans fresco friars Frida Kahlo Gerzso Hidalgo human important inches indigenous influence Izquierdo Jose Clemente Orozco Juan Juan O'Gorman landscape Maya Merida Mesoamerican Metropolitan Museum Mexican art Mexican artists Mexico City Mexico Tenochtitlan Mixtec Modern Art Monte Alban mosaic motifs muralist murals Museo Nacional Museum of Art National Oaxaca Oil on canvas Olmec Orozco painter painting Palenque Photograph political portraits Prehispanic Private Collection Puebla pulque Quetzalcoatl Renaissance ritual Rodriguez Juarez Saint Francis San Carlos serpent Shield Jaguar Signed and dated Siqueiros Spain Spanish style Surrealist symbolic Tamayo Tehuana temple Tenochtitlan Teotihuacan tion Toltecs Veracruz Virgin Werner Forman/Art Resource Yaxchilan York Zapotec Zenil