(Cross of a shrine in Janitzio Island. Mexico)
“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.”
The Magic of the Cities.
Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street. - Robert Doisneau - "The Encyclopedia of Photography" (1984)
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
"I shut my eyes in order to see"
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
|Mexico City (View from Chapultepec Hill)|
Noon - Fri Nov 18, 2011
This week's challenge:
Thursday, November 17, 2011
|The San Ildefonso College currently is a museum and cultural center in Mexico City, considered to be the birthplace of the Mexican muralism movement. San Ildefonso began as a prestigious Jesuit boarding school, and after the Reform War, it gained educational prestige again as National Preparatory School. This school and the building closed completely in 1978, then reopened as a museum and cultural center in 1994. The museum has permanent and temporary art and archeological exhibitions in addition to the many murals painted on its walls by José Clemente Orozco, Fernando Leal, Diego Rivera and others. The complex is located between San Ildefonso Street and Justo Sierra Street in the historic center of Mexico City. [Wiki]|
Take the Virtual Tour!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Music: Love Remembered by Wojciech Kilar
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The Portal Keeper / El Guardian del Portal by Israel Alcala
Alebrijes (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈβɾixes]) are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. After dreaming the creatures while sick in the 1930s, he began to create what he saw in cardboard and papier mache. His work caught the attention of a gallery owner in Cuernavaca and later, the artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Linares was originally from México City (DF), he was born June 29, 1906 in México City and never moved out of México City, he died January 25, 1992. Then in the 1980s, British Filmmaker, Judith Bronowski, arranged an itinerant demonstration workshop in U.S.A. participating Pedro Linares, Manuel Jiménez and a textil artisan Maria Sabina from Oaxaca. Although the Oaxaca valley area already had a history of carving animal and other types of figures from wood, it was at this time, when Bronowski's workshop took place when artisans from Oaxaca knew the alebrijes paper mache sculptures. [Wiki]
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul”
~George Bernard Shaw
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Heroic Cadets Memorial in Chapultepec Park, Mexico City. Monument designed by architect Enrique Aragón and sculpted by Ernesto Tamaríz at the entrance to Chapultepec Park in 1952.
Esculturas del Monumento a los Niños Heroes. Chapultepec
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
- La mayoria de la gente muere antes de nacer plenamente. La creatividad significa nacer, antes de morir. -
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
|Music: Invisible Lady by Charles Mingus|
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
|La Petite Mort|
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
|Caminos de lo Sagrado (Sacred Paths)|
- Queretaro Tri Cultural Patrimony of The Humanity -
120 Photo exhibition at The Open Gallery of The Chapultepec Park Fence. Curator: Gonzalo Infante.
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