Mexican Folk Art | 22 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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Calavera with Dinner Jacket
Calavera with Dinner Jacket
Calavera Couple (Novios de la Muerte), Oaxaca
Calavera Couple (Novios de la Muerte), Oaxaca
Calavera Couple, Oaxaca (detail)
Calavera Couple, Oaxaca (detail)
 "Frida", Papier Mâché Sculpture by Miguel Linares
"Frida", Papier Mâché Sculpture by Miguel Linares
"Frida", detail
"Frida", detail
A. Bobadillo, Postman and Dog, cartoneria
A. Bobadillo, Postman and Dog, cartoneria
Erica Matejuma, La Sirena
Erica Matejuma, La Sirena
Paula Garcia Ventura de Linares, Oaxaca Woman, Cartoneria
Paula Garcia Ventura de Linares, Oaxaca Woman, Cartoneria
Erica Matejuma, Calavera Angel
Erica Matejuma, Calavera Angel
Pedro Linares (Nieto), Ice cream Vendor
Pedro Linares (Nieto), Ice cream Vendor
Animas Solas Retablo, Zacatecas
Animas Solas Retablo, Zacatecas
Saulo Moreno, Chicken (cartonieria, papier mache)
Saulo Moreno, Chicken (cartonieria, papier mache)
Nagual, Candelario Medrano workshop, 1960's
Nagual, Candelario Medrano workshop, 1960's
Saulo Moreno, The Proposal
Saulo Moreno, The Proposal
Saulo Moreno, The Newspaper Boy, sculpture
Saulo Moreno, The Newspaper Boy, sculpture
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
Calavera Dog
Calavera Dog
Jaguar Mask, Guerrero
Jaguar Mask, Guerrero
Alebrije de Oaxaca, ca. 1985
Alebrije de Oaxaca, ca. 1985
Alebrije, cartoneria
Alebrije, cartoneria
Stone Sculpture of Virgin or Pre-Hispanic deity, 18th century Mexico
Stone Sculpture of Virgin or Pre-Hispanic deity, 18th century Mexico