Mexican Art: The Last Viable Artform


Ram by Mario Castellanos
13" Tall  7" Long  7" Wide
I dare say, “Mexican art” may be the last surviving art form on the planet. A controversial statement? Yes. Undefendable? No. Mexican art, specifically the genre of Oaxaca, is both breathtaking, and allows the vitality of the piece to merge with the craftsmanship of the artist.

Ram by Mario Castellanos.

Ram by Mario Castellanos
13" Tall  7" Long  7" Wide


Ram by Mario Castellanos
13" Tall  7" Long  7" Wide






 Whilst staying away from the overly cerebral, or the pretentiousness which much of the art in the western art world has succumbed to. While The Orient evinces its pitiful attempt at the derivative roots of Occidental influence leaving ham-fisted pieces, “Mexican art” is still fresh, alive, and damn engaging. #Oaxacan #Mexican #Mexicanfolkart #Pre-columbian #MarioCastellanos

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  1. Really beautiful! I have to agree on many levels regarding Mexican work. It truly is inspiring. I think the Mexican environment and culture helps immensely with legends, myths and history!

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    1. Thank you for your insight and stopping by! If you ever get a chance check out The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago! One of my favorite museums and it's 100% free! www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/

      Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. Although I am a fine artist -- a painter in two dimensions only-- I think I may agree. Yours is a brilliant observation and I thank you for it.

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  3. I agree that this is fresh and beautiful work. The colors and detail are amazing! However, you should never start a sentence with "whilst" and then go on to call others "overly cerebral." That's just the pot calling the kettle pretentious!

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