Category Archives: Mexico

Mexican Photography

Photographs of Mexico have helped to define its people and culture. The purpose of Mexican photography is to create a cultural definition that represents the Mexican people so that one may appreciate and understand the message being conveyed. Culture can … Continue reading

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The National Pre-Columbian Mural Heritage Conservation Program

The National Pre-Columbian Mural Conservation Program was implemented in 2010 by the National Anthropology and History Institute’s Cultural Heritage Conservation division. [1] The National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH) “researches, preserves and disseminates the archaeological, anthropological, historical and paleontological nation … Continue reading

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Representing Originary Identities

The objective of this glossary term is to explore the theme of representing originary identities in Latin American art and politics. This writing looks specifically at the role played by Mexican muralists, art critic Marta Traba and painters, Oswaldo Guayasamin, … Continue reading

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Border / La Frontera

Border (in Spanish, la frontera) is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a side, edge, brink, or margin; a limit, or boundary; the part of anything lying along its boundary or outline,” and “the boundary line which separates one … Continue reading

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The Oxford English dictionary defines eclecticism as being a derivative of the word eclectic, which means to derive ideas or style from a wide range of sources (Oxford Dictionary, 281). Eclecticism is also defined as a noun meaning a tendency … Continue reading

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Border Crossings and Migration in Latin American Art

In the context of Latin American art the concepts of border-crossing and migration can refer to many different things. These ideas may relate to Latin American artists crossing borders to study in Europe or America, or to art itself that … Continue reading

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Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL)

The Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL) is the national art museum of Mexico, located in Mexico City. Represented in its large collection are Mexican and international artworks from the sixteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century. The museum is … Continue reading

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