Art is everywhere in Mexico from the villa rentals in Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta to the downtown streets of Puerto Vallarta. An artist who visits Mexico will truly appreciate the passion that every artist in Mexico depicts. It is the art of a long fought war to achieve liberation from their European colonizers.
Clay art, stitched cotton clothing, wool scarves as well as outer clothing with angular patterns, vibrant baskets and also area rugs are a few of the typical products connected with Mexican art. Mexican customs continue from silver-smithing down to basket weaving. There is also an appreciation in abstract painting and murals introduced in the streets of urban Mexico.
The nation is strongly connected with the Mariachi form of folk music. It entails a cluster of music artists – actively playing vihuelas (a five-string guitar), violins, trumpets, guitars, and basses. The musicians are using silver-studded charro clothing as well as intricate hats. The “La Cucaracha” is a widely recognized Mariachi staple.
Mexico’s most popular artists are Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Their works of art contain attractive colors and illustrations of living in Mexico. Diego Rivera was a leader of Muralism, a form of movement that made use of extensive wall art to teach the people.
True Mexican Art
The Mexican art has always had a strong influence from their Spanish colonizers. They have adapted a long history of various styles under the European and American regime. In this regard, some of Mexican art can be categorized under Pop Art, Neo Expressionalism, and others. During the 1930s, several Mexican artists found better expression in using more traditional art styles.
Traditional in this context is not in line with conservative techniques but rather the use of usual styles that had become more accelerating and impressive, since it contains the creation of never been seen creative approaches. In Mexico, traditional is the use of abandunt heritage from the Aztec and Maya arts and cultures. This “Indigenous” impact could be recognized in about any significant Mexican art activities of the 20th to 21st Centuries, which includes arts in the urban and street class.
The Mexican Urban and Street Art
The urban and street art in Mexico continues to be under the strong influence of the Mexican muralist and Folk Art. Needless to say, Urban Mexican artists have adapted a variety of styles influenced many factors which makes it unique on its own.
Among the most acknowledged artists of the Mexican street and urban art are as follows:
There are more growing street artists who are slowly building their name in the Mexican arts and culture. The urban and street are alone depicts the most essential elements of Mexican art in the last decade. An art that depicts emancipation and fight for liberation from its formore European colonizers.Read More