November 13, 2012

The Night of the Alebrijes III


‘Ayotochtli’
Alebrije (paper mache) by Alejandro A. López Aguilar.
La Noche de los Alebrijes  /  The Night of the Alebrijes 


‘Hybrid Bioestructure’
Alebrije (paper mache) by Luis Daniel Perez Moreno
La Noche de los Alebrijes  /  The Night of the Alebrijes


‘Itzanayáhuari’
(Jungle Creatures of the Space Age)
Alebrije (paper mache) by Diana
La Noche de los Alebrijes  /  The Night of the Alebrijes

‘Fishing’
Alebrije (paper mache) by Liliana Crotte Carrillo
La Noche de los Alebrijes  /  The Night of the Alebrijes
(Alebrijes 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 paper 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, 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.)

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2 comments:

  1. Fabulous and scary stuff Carraol, what an imagination.

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  2. These are amazing. I love the last one.

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