Monday, October 13, 2008

Mesoamerican Art

On Saturday night, my DH, another couple and I went to the annual fall Art Crawl. I saw this big wall painting with other large colourful artwork in a studio that appeared to symbolize Mexican historical culture. The artist revealed to me that he is Mexican and paints aspects of his cultural heritage, but because of time limitations as he spoke with other patrons, I wasn't able to engage him further, I picked up one of his business cards and learned the history of the artist Ernesto (Neto) Ybarra, "who was born on the westside of St. Paul of Mexican parents and raised under the watchful eye of his Abuela Martinez. The majority of Neto’s paintings often prideful in size, attempts to capture the colors of Mexico and speak of Mesoamerica and the continuing ideals of Mexican cultures and indigenous peoples of the Americas. Neto has two children, he refers to them as his Sun and his Moon. He continues to live, paint, and otherwise work on the westside [of St. Paul]." Go to this website to see a gallery of his paintings.

19 comments:

  1. une peinture naïve que je trouve très belle.

    naive painting that I find very beautiful.

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  2. Hello Kate !
    And a new beautiful photo...

    Naive painting is very nice... Thank for the explain...
    See You later.

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  3. Good Monday morning Kate!
    And thank you for the art gallery link! I had seen this video earlier, but I did not know anything else about it. Thank you!
    This plain painting with strong colors is very impressive and beautiful in same time.

    Have a happy Monday, Kate!

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  4. This painting is one I would like to have at home! Wonderful! (The link to his site doesn't seem to work.)

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  5. No, I won't tell you what my first thoughts were....

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  6. Beautiful painting! I'm very fond of mexican art (even more after visiting the country!). I've never heard of the artist, so thank you for letting me know one more.

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  7. Abuelas play a big role in raising young kids in latino culture, don't they? Beautiful artwork!

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  8. Very interesting and typical for Mexico and other Latin American Art.

    Thanks for the link.

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  9. Your post yesterday was really something else and I wonder why it could not be put back into service?

    I like the post today. I always found Mexican art to be the most soul-searching there is.

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  10. Very interesting and stylistic painting. I really enjoy native art. Thanks for sharing the link.

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  11. Interesting picture - I wonder why they're covering their faces though?

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  12. Re: the red scarves, I was at the show and the name of the piece is Adelitas. They appear to be Zapitista girls or daughters of the revolution - Adelitas. I love his work --the colors --

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  13. hat always stikes me about Mexican art is the smae as Australian arst, the depth of colour. Thanks for the link, even if I can only vitually peruse such fine work.

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  14. I always love the colors they use there. They're so bright.
    (go back to Wanda's blog -- I added more! :)

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  15. Mexican art evokes such emotions.

    What a lovely painting.

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  16. Anonymous1:07 AM

    If you can't get the link to work just go to his website. www.netoybarra.com

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  17. beautiful naif painting. I saw on the TV that there was flooding near to Mazatlan. Did you hear if the town was affected? I hope not.

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  18. Anonymous11:39 AM

    He's Having another show (Dia De Los Muertos)in November, opening Day November 1st at the Black Dog in St. Paul | Featuring Los Nativos! Look For Postings Soon

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