Sunday, September 26, 2010

Art at the Anthropology......




















The amazing Anthropology Museum here in Mexico city currently has a special exhibition entitled "Rostras de la Divinidad" (Faces of Divinity) including some of these beautiful jade mosaic masks....

















Also displayed are these detailed stone sculptures of the heads of Mayan warriors....

















and these lovely Mayan stone friezes.........

















Outside the museum along Reforma you can stroll and enjoy the bronze sculptures of two Mexican artists. Firstly the work of Jorge Marin (who was featured in last week's post) distinctive in his choice of winged and beaked creatures as his dominant subject matter....













Secondly there is the powerful, strong work of artist Jorge Soriano distinguished by the bold shapes of a variety of birds, animals, and more fantastical creatures...
















Mexico City is a paradise for art lovers as there is always wonderful public art on display in the streets, as well as high profile exhibitions in public museums and private galleries. You are always spoilt for choice whether you are interested in pre-hispanic or more contemporary fare.












To find out what else is on display around the world this week, check out the My World Tuesday postings by clicking here....

11 comments:

Larry Prater said...

I went to the Anthropology Museum last week with some relatives and did not know the special exhibit was there. I was very taken with it, I thought it was a fantastic exhibit and was very glad I was there to see it.
And of course, the statues by Jorge Marin are truly beautiful. I love Mexico City, at least to visit regularly.

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J Bar said...

Great works of art.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Really superb captures, Catherine, as always! Love Jorge Marin's work! Ah, there are days when I do miss Mexico! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

what a collection on display. love the heads/busts.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous, Catherine. I've always been fascinated by the Mayans. I wish I had taken more anthropology and archaeology classes.
Wonderful photos. Thank you.


Kay
Alberta, Canada

Roberto M. Alves said...

Great post. I liked it.

greetings

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for teaching me something I did not know before. Great images indeed.

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

daily athens

Catherine said...

george - thanks for the kind invitation to guest blog - I will be in touch...

Catherine said...

Hi everyone - thanks fro all the appreciative comments - love reading them..

EG Wow said...

I enjoyed this post. You are presenting a totally different picture of Mexico City from what we in Canada hear on the news! Thank you for that.

Art exhibits on the streets? That's wonderful news!