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Barro Negro: The Art of Omar Fabian Black Clay from Oaxaca

I have been around clay all my life since I come from a family dedicated to the production of crafts made out of clay. As a child I was expected to help my parents because this was our livelihood. I must confess I never liked to work with clay and being a ceramist never even crossed my mind. Th... Read More

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The Many Faces of Quetzalcoatl

Read it in Spanish Quetzalcoatl, one of the main deities of pre-Hispanic civilizations, is present in most of 15th-century Mesoamerica. From the beginning, he has been attributed countless mysteries: he is considered a man, a deity, a priest, a myth or a legend.   The origi... Read More

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Mexican Arts & Crafts

    There are many ways of getting to know a country, its people, its customs and traditions. One is traveling the country from North to South and from East to West. Another is studying what has been written about it. And another is observing its daily life, talking with the people... Read More

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Mexican Muralism

     The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 and ended in 1920.   The triumph of the Mexican Revolution intensified the desire for a deeper transformation of Mexico and thus the people demanded a radical change driving a social, political, and economic revolution.   From this desir... Read More

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Oaxaca Artistic Heart of Mexico

              Oaxaca occupies a fundamental place in the universe of Mesoamerican civilizations.  It is the point of encounter between the Nahuan towns of the central plateau, the Mayans of the Yucatan Peninsula, and the ancient inhabitants off the coast of the Gulf of Mexic... Read More

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Frida Kahlo Homage Tree of Life

"There are many people in history who embrace the culture that defines them but only a few become engraved in it; Frida Kahlo is one of those individuals. In Mexican society she represents the folkloric joy, the indigenous pre-Hispanic pride, the European immigrant dream, and the revolutionar... Read More

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