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robertvaladez:

DIGITAL PHOTO MONTAGES BY ROBERT VALADEZ: I ve always been wary of digital technology when it comes to art. I’m very old school. I’d rather just draw things. However recently I started playing around with digital media just out of curiosity. I figured I might as well make some decent art out of the effort. The first series of images I called Mexico in Chicago. It juxtaposes figures from both Mexico’s past and present and puts them in a Chicago context. Its like my friend writer and musician Benjamin Anaya Gonzalez once told me: “Mexico is not only a place, its a state of mind.” Its true. Mexicanos bring Mexico with them. How lucky for us who were born here.

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vivirenmexico:

Jimador en Amatitan, Jalisco. México

vivirenmexico:

Jimador en Amatitan, Jalisco. México

lacma:

As the Misfits say, I want your skulls…
Head Case: Contemplating Craniums in LACMA’s Collection
Mosaic Skull, Mexico, Western Oaxaca or Puebla, Mixteca-Puebla Style, 1400-1521, gift of Constance McCormick Fearing

lacma:

As the Misfits say, I want your skulls…

Head Case: Contemplating Craniums in LACMA’s Collection

Mosaic Skull, Mexico, Western Oaxaca or Puebla, Mixteca-Puebla Style, 1400-1521, gift of Constance McCormick Fearing

archaeoart:

The Nunnery, Chichén Itzá, Mexico, circa 1895.

archaeoart:

The Nunnery, Chichén Itzá, Mexico, circa 1895.

tolteka:

la grandeza de nuestro pasado:

El “Calendario Azteca” (Tonalpohualli) y El Penacho de Moctezuma

tolteka:


Xochipilli represents the concept of enlightened understanding.The best way to do this is through study and observation, in the scientific tradition of our ancestors. Xochipilli is associated with flowers which is a metaphor for poetry, where truth and big ideas are summarized in words and song.  The art of poetry was the highest art form in Mexico Tenochtitlan and all over Anahuac.

Poetry was not just spoken, it was sung.

The idea was that “art made things divine”, and only the divine was true.

There were different kinds of poems, like war songs, moral, and philosophical works.

Nezahualcoyotl (“Fasting Coyote”) of Texcoco is considered a pre-eminent poet-ruler of the 15th century. One of his most famous works describes life as temporary - and beautiful - as flowers.

The theme of “flowers” was regularly used: to symbolize the temporary fragility and beauty of existence.

The poet Cuacuahtzin used this theme of flowers: “I crave flowers that will not perish in my hands! / Where might I find lovely flowers, lovely songs? / Such as I seek, Spring does not produce on earth;”

The Nahuatl expression for poetry was in xochitl, in cuicuatl (“flowers and song”).

sansxolotl:

Mictlantecuhtli

Mictlantecuhtli the Aztec god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (land of the dead), lord of the underworld

Mictlantecuhtli el dios azteca de la muerte y rey del Mictlan (la tierra de los muertos), Señor del inframundo

tlatoanahuatl:

Mictlan<3

tlatoanahuatl:

Mictlan<3


"Encarnación de Díaz", “La Chona” a finales del siglo XIX es un pueblo y municipio de la Región Altos Norte del estado de Jalisco, México.

"Encarnación de Díaz", “La Chona” a finales del siglo XIX es un pueblo y municipio de la Región Altos Norte del estado de Jalisco, México.

leonardo-salgado:

MEXICO. 2014. Chiapas. Mural Zapatista.

leonardo-salgado:

MEXICO. 2014. Chiapas. Mural Zapatista.

vivirenmexico:

Juguetes Mexicanos “Muñequitas de Trapo”

vivirenmexico:

Juguetes Mexicanos “Muñequitas de Trapo”

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