FACETS OF MEXICAN CULTURE
A tour through Mexico with emphasis on art and culture. The Mayas have been called "The Greeks of the New World" and have been considered an outstanding civilization due to their extraordinary achievements in science and art. The great painter Rufino Tamayo made several sculptures of this and other Mesoamerican civilizations, which are presented in the Tamayo Museum in Oaxaca, the city where this famous painter was born.
Fascinating pre-hispanic Mexican art can be found in many excellent museums, as well as in certain archaeological sites and in art trade shops. In these places you can also find authorized reproductions of pre-hispanic art. An experienced Mextrotter guide will provide you with all the necessary explanation regarding the background and value of the works of art.
The famous Olmec, Maya, Zapotec and Aztec wall paintings, monumental sculpures and other art pieces will be an integral part of your journey. Indian and Spanish hands have created many fabulous art pieces that can be found in monasteries, churches and palaces. The Spanish Colonial Baroque style was of great importance and artworks in this style can still be found hidden in small village churches.
Both indigenous an European influences are reflected in the revolutionary art of muralists like Diego Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco or Frida Kahle and in the internationally recognized architecture of Luis Barragán. We finish this art panorama with a visit of Mexican contemporary artists that often sell their work for little money.
Mextrotter offers an exceptional art and culture tour:
- Experienced guides, with wide knowledge of art, architecture and photography
- Flexibility and commitment in planning and practical implementation of your art journey: Do you want to see a particular painting in a church located in a village far away in the mountains? We take you there!
- (Boutique) hotels, some of which are art objects or a good source of inspiration -do not forget your sketchpad!
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