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MEETING BENCHES /AUTHOR’S TRAVEL – Evolution of Mexican art from murals to surrealist art

As always, also for this occasion we recommend to buy something to read (possibly written by Mexican authors), during the long trip, which awaits us. We recommend a novel by Laura Esquivel and a poetic collection by Octavio Paz, two Mexicans, who will accompany you to be part of their land, even with words. Our travel through Mexico (1470 km ...

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MEXICAN LITERATURE – Like water for chocolate, novel by Laura Esquivel

Inside her novels she uses combines the supernatural with everyday life. Laura Esquivel is a Mexican writer and was born in Mexico City. She wrote works for children and film screenplay. Sweet as chocolate (“Como agua para chocolate”), her most famous novel in 1989 was filmed in 1992. In the novel, cuisine becomes the most important place of the houses, ...

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MEXICAN POETRY – Octavio Paz, intellectual dissident

He was convinced, that when a society is corrupts, it is the language which first imputes. For him, faith in poetic creation was a means of returning meaning to existence. Octavio Paz, one of the greatest Mexican intellectuals was born in Mexico City in 1914 and died in 1998. The award of the Nobel Prize for Literature has rewarded the ...

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MARIA IZQUIERDO (1902/1955), MEXICAN PAINTER – Woman who opened the door for many female artists

ART AS A MEAN OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE SOUL MARIA IZQUIERDO 1/3 – Most of his works are preserved abroad and many other works are lost. She is known to be the first Mexican woman to have brought her own artwork to the United States. She was born in San Juan de los Lagos (Jalisco), http://www.visitasanjuan.mx/lugares/casa-de-la-cultura/ but after five years ...

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LORENA RODRIGUEZ (1972), MEXICAN PAINTER – From the personal to the universal

ONE BRUSHSTROKE AT A TIME TO SHATTER STEREOTYPES ABOUT MEXICAN WOMEN LORENA RODRIGUEZ 1/3 – She was born in Monterrey (Mexico) and she held a degree from Graphic Design. Motivating artistic force in her life from time she was born was her mother (painter and art teacher). Lorena’s paintings explore many layers, which comprise Mexican women and the society, in ...

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JUAN SORIANO (1920/2006), MEXICAN PAINTER – Between portraits, still lifes and surrealistic scenes

LONG HISTORY OF MEXICAN ABSTRACT AND SURREALIST PAINTER JUAN SORIANO 1/3 – He has been one of Mexico’s most important modern artists, expressing his creativity among the imagination of Mexican muralists and experimental adventure. Http://www.juansoriano.net/biografia/bio2.html Veteran child of the Mexican Revolution was born in Guadalajara, but developed his distinctive style since he was fifteen years old in Mexico City. His ...

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JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO (1883/1949), MEXICAN PAINTER – Art ambassador and tireless traveler

THE GIGANTISM OF MURALS BOLD AND HIGHLY COLORED IN STYLE JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO 1/3 – He was born in Ciudad Guzman. http://www.museodeartecarrillogil.com/ This Mexican social painter specialized in painting human suffering through murals. Between 1922 and 1948, his murals enriched the cultural heritage of many cities (such as Mexico City, New York and Guadalajara). When he was a child, on ...

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GUNTHER GERZSO (1915/2000), MEXICAN PAINTER – versatile artist

SURREALIST STYLE MEXICAN PAINTER – The evolution from Mexican art to Abstract art GUNTHER GERZSO 1/3 – He was born in Mexico City in the times of the Revolution and his father was a Hungarian immigrant. During the revolution, the economic crisis caused the family fled to Europe, but later they returned to Mexico. Not being able take care of ...

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MEXICAN TRIP TROUGH ART – Crossing Mexico to observe its pictorial evolution from murals to abstractism

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.

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I LOVE YOUS ARE FOR WHITE PEOPLE – Romance, by Lac Su

To face his past, come to terms with the baggage he’ve been carrying with him, for so long, and learn from it. Writing helped. He sought therapy for the first time in his life while writing the book. Lac Su left his homeland of Vietnam under gunfire and at age five, began his life in America in an apartment teeming ...

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