When I think of Mexican folkart, something like this coyote is what I think of. I love the colors and slight abstract shape.
Check out these awesome covered cars. They were each about foot in length.
These paper cut outs were tiny! I am talking maybe at MOST an inch in length. I am not sure what they are depicting, but the size alone was amazing.
A lot of Mexican folkart deals with skeletons. At the Museum of Popular Art there was a whole section of skeleton art. This one shows a bull fight where all the spectators, fighters, and even the bull are bones.
The colors on these small skeleton statues were gorgeous!
When was the last time you saw skeletons on bicycles? Or even one with a cigar?
Another popular Mexican art form is something called a tree of (pick a subject) and vary in size. This first one is called Tree of Traditional Dances and it was about a foot tall to a foot and a half tall.
This one is called Tree of the Artisans and it was close to eight feet tall.
This was one of my favorite pieces from the museum.
This next piece was AMAZING. It was a little bigger than a La-Z-Boy recliner, which isn't the amazing part. It was full of colors, which isn't the amazing part. The pattern was beautiful, which still isn't the amazing part.
The absolutely amazing part was the fact that what gave it the color and the pattern were tiny seed beads.
I'm talking tiny!!! Like this tiny.
There is one last piece of art that I would like to share with you from the Museum of Popular Art and that is this lady.
I absolutely adore her! I love the size, she was about 5 feet tall. I love the colors. I love her braids. I love her flowers. I love her hat. Okay, you got it. I loved this thing!!
I mean just look at this face!
After going through the museum we needed a snack. Of course! We went with a slice of lime pie. We think it was a wise and tasty choice. Plus it looked so fancy!
Another tasty thing we tried was some flavored water. It said it was the taste of Jamaica, so I had to try it. What DOES the country of Jamaica taste like?
I have since found out that it is a Jamaica flower or hibiscus and not the country. Slightly disappointing, but still enjoyable!
We had a few more sights to see on this day and I will share those in later posts, so until then!