Mexican Folk Art | 19 Images

 

Aside from Mexican masks, santos and other religious imagery, the MARIPOSA collection includes many vibrant examples of Mexican cartonería (paper sculpture) art, a traditional folk art form which combines pre-Hispanic styles with Spanish techniques and is deeply rooted in ancient Mexico's legends, traditions and craftsmanship. The now world-famous artist Pedro Linares reintroduced and popularized this folk art form through his brightly colored papier maché sculptures of skeletons and monstrous animals (alebrijes). Today, his son Miguel, an internationally known artists, other members of the Linares clan, and other cartonería artists in the Mexico City area continue this tradition.

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Saulo Moreno, The Newspaper Boy, sculpture
Saulo Moreno, The Newspaper Boy, sculpture
Calavera Couple (Novios de la Muerte)
Calavera Couple (Novios de la Muerte)
Paula Garcia Ventura de Linares, Oaxaca Woman
Paula Garcia Ventura de Linares, Oaxaca Woman
 "Frida", Papier Mâché Sculpture by Miguel Linares
"Frida", Papier Mâché Sculpture by Miguel Linares
Calavera with Dinner Jacket
Calavera with Dinner Jacket
Pedro Linares (Nieto), Ice cream Vendor
Pedro Linares (Nieto), Ice cream Vendor
Erica Matejuma, Angel
Erica Matejuma, Angel
A. Bobadillo, Postman and Dog, cartoneria
A. Bobadillo, Postman and Dog, cartoneria
Animas Solas Retablo, Zacatecas
Animas Solas Retablo, Zacatecas
Nagual, Candelario Medrano workshop, 1960's
Nagual, Candelario Medrano workshop, 1960's
Saulo Moreno, The Proposal
Saulo Moreno, The Proposal
Saulo Moreno, Chicken
Saulo Moreno, Chicken
Calavera Dog
Calavera Dog
Santiaguito/Santiago Horse Body Mask from Mexico
Santiaguito/Santiago Horse Body Mask from Mexico
Santiaguito/Santiago Horse Body Mask - detail
Santiaguito/Santiago Horse Body Mask - detail
Jaguar Mask, Guerrero
Jaguar Mask, Guerrero
Alebrije, cartoneria
Alebrije, cartoneria
Erica Matejuma, La Sirena
Erica Matejuma, La Sirena
Stone Sculpture of Virgin or Pre-Hispanic deity, 18th century Mexico
Stone Sculpture of Virgin or Pre-Hispanic deity, 18th century Mexico