Tag Archives: Mexico

600 BC: Life / Death

Tlatilco Mask (1100-600 BC);  the Tlatilco culture flourished in the Valley of Mexico between 1250 and 800 BC.

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1932: Earth Cooling

Marsden Hartley: Earth Cooling, Mexico (1932)

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1957: The Creation of the Birds

Remedios Varo: La creación de las aves [The Creation of the Birds] (1957)

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1927: Pancho Villa’s Pet Deer Moves to Los Angeles

Betty Bradley and her pet deer, Bennie (1927); “Bennie (or Benny) the deer was said to have been the former pet of revolutionary Pancho Villa, and was given to Betty Bradley while she was visiting in Mexico with her parents. … Continue reading

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1489: Versions

      Leonardo da Vinci: Lady with an Ermine [Cecilia Galleran] (1489–1490) Awol Erizku: Lady with a Pitbull (2009) Hans Holbein: Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling [probably Anne Lovell] (c. 1526-28) Frida Khalo: Self-Portrait with … Continue reading

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1933: As for Myself, I Calmly Continued to Paint

Diego Rivera writes about the reactions to his murals in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Thoroughly immersed in my labors though I was, I became conscious after a time, that whispers were beginning to circulate through the city concerning certain … Continue reading

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1910: The Revolution Will Be Colorized

Klimbin (colorizer): Emiliano Zapata (source)

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1750: Falsos silogismos de colores

The Mexican feminist, philosopher, and poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651 – 1695) wrote in Latin, Spanish, and Nahuatl. While a nun, she wrote prose, poetry, and drama on love, the status of women, and religion. When her … Continue reading

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