Mexico 2018 part VI - From Frida Kahlo to aspiring Banksies

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January 6th 2019
Published: May 6th 2019
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Art, statues, street art and something totally unexpected When we started this blog the main purpose was to get a platform to publish photos. In Mexico I took a lot of pictures of interesting street art. In the previous blogs I could at the most fit in one or two of these photos or else the blogs would have grown too large. I therefore decided to make a separate blog to publish them in. So in ... Read Full Entry

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Garden gnomeGarden gnome
Garden gnome

Garden gnome, Mexican style

Frida Kahlo had several issues with her health. Because of this she had to wear a corset to steady her back
Museo Soumaya Museo Soumaya
Museo Soumaya

The building is very striking. Even though the photo due to the strong light and funny perspective isn't any good I think you still see that it is something special
All made from ivoryAll made from ivory
All made from ivory

We ended up spending an hour in there looking at paintings, sculptures and other kinds of art. The details are amazing and it is all made from ivory
Furniture with many fine detailsFurniture with many fine details
Furniture with many fine details

I know very little about art. But I sense that some of works that are on display in Museo Soumaya cost more to purchase than I am likely to earn in my entire life
Non-Violence sculptureNon-Violence sculpture
Non-Violence sculpture

This Non-Violence sculpture is right outside a shopping mall
Non-Violence sculptureNon-Violence sculpture
Non-Violence sculpture

The Non-Violence sculpture is near Museo Soumaya and was a bit difficult to find.
Alexander von HumboldtAlexander von Humboldt
Alexander von Humboldt

Statue of Alexander von Humboldt. German scientist, explorer and human rights activist.
Che statue Che statue
Che statue

Statue of Che Guevara in Parque Tabacalera, Mexico City
Adorable catAdorable cat
Adorable cat

I find cats adorable, even when they aren't real. You can see that its head is shining. I am not the only one who petted it
Wait a minute? What are they doing?Wait a minute? What are they doing?
Wait a minute? What are they doing?

This statue is supposed to be of Beethoven. When I look carefully I see something totally unexpected...

6th May 2019

As you know, I love street arty!! Thanks for sharing!
7th May 2019

Glad you enjoyed it
It makes me happy to hear that you enjoyed it. /Ake
7th May 2019
Non-Violence sculpture

Non-Violence sculpture
I have seen photos of (a version of) this sculpture, but didn't know there were many around the world. I love your on-going project to see and photograph them :) I loved the Blue House despite the crowds, so I'm glad you and your Mum could get in... and that's a cute story about skipping the line.
7th May 2019
Non-Violence sculpture

On the Non-Violence project
The Non-Violence project we began a bit by chance. We realised that we easily could get quite a few of them with very little effort. Since then we have just kept on adding when we have come across them. I recently added one designed by Paul McCartney and one designed by Ringo Starr. /Ake
8th May 2019

Terrific Wall art
Thanks for taking us along.
8th May 2019

Some of them are really good
I've said it before and I sense that I will say it again. Quite ofter street art has a quality which is as good as or better than expensive art we have seen in galleries. It is quite true for some of what we saw in Mexico. /Ake
8th May 2019
Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya
There is something about way out architecture that makes one say, "WOW". Then there is the thought of how they got it through the development approval stage then the money to build it. But "wow" requires risk and I say, "Good on them!"
8th May 2019
Museo Soumaya

And it worked!
It surely worked in this case. If the building had been more traditional we would not have understood that one of the best art galleries in Mexico was housed in it. /Ake

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