Monday, July 4, 2011

Imaginary Beasts at the Museo del Chopo.....
















The Museo Universitario del Chopo has fairly recently been renovated and reopened, and is a wonderful place to visit. Firstly the wrought iron architecture is very interesting and easy on the eye as are the range of exhibitions.....

















Currently on display until the 28th August is "Bestiario Imaginario" - the big, bold bronze sculptures of Mexican artist Jose Sacal who was born in Cuernavaca in 1944....
















Welcome to his wonderful world of fantasy creatures with larger than life personalities. There are crocodiles on roller skates pushing prams, pigs on long-shanked stilts, and dynamic turkeys on wheels....















Outside the museum you can also see the mad menagerie of giant whales, striking bulls, pecking chickens, and monkeys paying banjos....














Museo del Chopo is very near to the beautiful Colonia Santa Maria La Ribera and can be easily reached by the Metrobus - just a couple of stops from Reforma. Check out what else is happening in the world this week by clicking here for My World Tuesday postings. Enjoy!

10 comments:

...louciao... said...

What a menagerie! Crazy, in a good way. An amusing and impressive manifestation of a creative imagination at play.

Ms. Becky said...

I LOVE these magical creatures. what I wouldn't give to see this exhibit. these are amazing, and I'm really happy you've shared this with us. otherwise, I simply would never know. and that would be a shame. have a great week Catherine.

Kay L. Davies said...

Interesting imaginary beasts in a variety of styles. I like the building.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Al said...

That is awesome. Now I want one of those to put in my yard! But I'm sure they're out of my price range.

Pierre BOYER said...

Very nice...
Greetings from France,

Pierre

Peter said...

Look like a fantastic building and the sculptor is definitely extremeley gifted! Wonderful!!

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A Cuban In London said...

His pieces are unbelievably extraordinary. Great shots, too. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Andy said...

that I wouldn't give to determine this exhibit. they are amazing, and I'm genuinely pleased you've shared this with us

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