Mexican Folk Art | 23 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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Paula Garcia Ventura de Linares, Oaxaca Woman, Cartoneria
Paula Garcia Ventura de Linares, Oaxaca Woman, Cartoneria
Alebrije Sculpture, Oaxaca, ca. 1985
Alebrije Sculpture, Oaxaca, ca. 1985
Saulo Moreno, The Proposal, paint and metal
Saulo Moreno, The Proposal, paint and metal
Saulo Moreno, Chicken (cartoneria, papier mache)
Saulo Moreno, Chicken (cartoneria, papier mache)
Erica Matejuma, La Sirena
Erica Matejuma, La Sirena
Diablitos, glazed potterty, Ocumicho, 1980's
Diablitos, glazed potterty, Ocumicho, 1980's
Calavera with Dinner Jacket
Calavera with Dinner Jacket
Iguana, papier mache
Iguana, papier mache
 "Frida", Papier Mâché Sculpture by Felipe Linares
"Frida", Papier Mâché Sculpture by Felipe Linares
"Frida", detail
"Frida", detail
A. Bobadillo, Postman and Dog, papier mache
A. Bobadillo, Postman and Dog, papier mache
Saulo Moreno, The Newspaper Boy, metal and paint
Saulo Moreno, The Newspaper Boy, metal and paint
Erica Matejuma, Calavera Angel
Erica Matejuma, Calavera Angel
Nagual, Candelario Medrano workshop, 1960's
Nagual, Candelario Medrano workshop, 1960's
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
Pedro Linares, The Ice cream Vendor
Pedro Linares, The Ice cream Vendor
Unknown Artist, Calavera Dog
Unknown Artist, Calavera Dog
Calavera Couple (Novios de la Muerte), Oaxaca
Calavera Couple (Novios de la Muerte), Oaxaca
Calavera Couple, Oaxaca (detail)
Calavera Couple, Oaxaca (detail)
Animas Solas Retablo, Zacatecas
Animas Solas Retablo, Zacatecas
Jaguar Mask, Guerrero
Jaguar Mask, Guerrero
Stone Sculpture of Virgin or Pre-Hispanic deity, 18th century Mexico
Stone Sculpture of Virgin or Pre-Hispanic deity, 18th century Mexico