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Doorway to a courtyard in Loreto, Mexico

Doorway to a courtyard in Loreto, Mexico

Road Mystic , exhibition opened at the Amparo Museum in Puebla, houses works by ten artists who through different techniques and materials explore the concept of spirituality and mysticism in Latin American culture. -

Route Mystic will be exhibited at the Amparo Museum, located in Puebla, until 5 May. 

People raise their arms toward the sun while standing near the Great Pyramid of Cholula in Puebla, Mexico, on March 20. Visitors come every year to the world’s largest pyramid near the Popocatepetl volcano to welcome the spring equinox.
 Imelda Medina/Reuters

People raise their arms toward the sun while standing near the Great Pyramid of Cholula in Puebla, Mexico, on March 20. Visitors come every year to the world’s largest pyramid near the Popocatepetl volcano to welcome the spring equinox.

 Imelda Medina/Reuters

elisebrown:

Frida And Diego, 1930s

Lucienne Bloch

jacobwren:

A freedom fighter in the Mexican Revolution, circa 1910.

jacobwren:

A freedom fighter in the Mexican Revolution, circa 1910.

Lucha Libre Máscaras
HH:  Every swap meet in town has vendors selling these.

Lucha Libre Máscaras

HH:  Every swap meet in town has vendors selling these.

Mexican folk art mask making
Evidence of mask making in the country extends for thousands of years and was a well-established part of ritual life in Mexico when the Spanish arrived. In the early colonial period, evangelists took advantage of native customs of dance and mask to teach the Catholic faith although later, colonial authorities tried to ban both unsuccessfully. After Independence, mask and dance traditions showed a syncretism and mask traditions have continued to evolve into new forms, depicting Mexico’s history and newer forms of popular culture such as lucha libre. Most traditional masks are made of wood, with others made from leather, wax, cardboard, paper mache and other materials. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_mask-folk_art

Mexican folk art mask making

Evidence of mask making in the country extends for thousands of years and was a well-established part of ritual life in Mexico when the Spanish arrived. In the early colonial period, evangelists took advantage of native customs of dance and mask to teach the Catholic faith although later, colonial authorities tried to ban both unsuccessfully. After Independence, mask and dance traditions showed a syncretism and mask traditions have continued to evolve into new forms, depicting Mexico’s history and newer forms of popular culture such as lucha libre. Most traditional masks are made of wood, with others made from leather, wax, cardboard, paper mache and other materials. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_mask-folk_art

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Saturday, that Guzman, the head of Mexicoís Sinaloa Cartel, was captured alive overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. Guzman faces multiple federal drug trafficking indictments in the U.S. and is on the Drug Enforcement Administrationís most-wanted list. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Saturday, that Guzman, the head of Mexicoís Sinaloa Cartel, was captured alive overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. Guzman faces multiple federal drug trafficking indictments in the U.S. and is on the Drug Enforcement Administrationís most-wanted list. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

School of Fish at Cabo Pulmo National Park in Mexico - Photographer Octavio Aburto

School of Fish at Cabo Pulmo National Park in Mexico - Photographer Octavio Aburto

Conjoined Baby Whales - This handout photo released by the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas shows two conjoined gray whale calves at the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, in Los Cabos resort, state of Baja California, Mexico, on Jan. 5, 2014.
Photo: Conan Pho / AFP / Getty Images

Conjoined Baby Whales - This handout photo released by the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas shows two conjoined gray whale calves at the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, in Los Cabos resort, state of Baja California, Mexico, on Jan. 5, 2014.

Photo: Conan Pho / AFP / Getty Images

Luz de LunaFernando Olivera (Oaxaca, Mexico),Aquatint (27 1/8” x 19 5/8” image size, 36” x 28” sheet size), #22, 2013

Luz de Luna
Fernando Olivera (Oaxaca, Mexico),
Aquatint (27 1/8” x 19 5/8” image size, 36” x 28” sheet size), #22, 2013

Somber Sombrero with Panache

Somber Sombrero with Panache

Frida

Frida

Dio de los muertos decor - it is actually one of my favorite holidays/celebrations.  They walk and dance among us for a night, once again.