Why is Mexican folk art so filled with skulls and skeletons? The convention has its origins in the human sacrifices of the Aztecs, who decorated their temples with walls of skulls, often from human sacrifices, to please their gods. The Aztecs kept skulls as trophies, displayed them on walls and in temples, and used them … Continue reading Day of the Dead and Skeletons in Mexican Folk Art
Roberto Castro from Santa Clara del Cobre, true coppersmith artist pieces!The town of Santa Clara del Cobre near Pátzcuaro in Michoacán is the source of some of the world’s most extraordinary works in copper. For over 500 years, nearby sources of copper stimulated the trade of copper work, and most of the items made were … Continue reading Open House December 28th & 29th 2019
Gregorio Juárez with beautifully painted tin birds and bugs! Gregorio Juárez began working with a tinsmith when he was 13 year old and took eagerly to the work. He has maintained his own workshop for more than forty years. His beautifully painted tin birds and playful bugs are his own invention, and he remains the … Continue reading Open House December 14th & 15th 2019
New Showroom in Fábrica La Aurora! We are pleased to announce the opening of our new showroom at Fábrica La Aurora. Open daily 11 to 5, except Tuesday. Join us for the GRAND OPENING Saturday, December 7th, 2019 5:00 to 7:00 pm At Fábrica la Aurora Space A-5 Come and visit us! Galería Atotonilco An … Continue reading Grand Opening of New Showroom in Fábrica La Aurora!
Felipe Linares with his colorful captivating paper maché alebrijes, fanciful monsters! In the 1930s, Pedro Linares invented both the term “alebrije,” which came to him in a dream, and the fanciful monsters that this word describes. Many Linares family members still create the colorful, captivating paper maché sculptures, superb examples of high quality Mexican folk … Continue reading Day of the Dead Open House Nov 9th & 10th 2019
Mexico City gallery artist Felipe Linares master craftsman of famous Paper Mache Alebrijes! In the 1930s, Pedro Linares invented both the term “alebrije,” which came to him in a dream, and the fanciful monsters that this word describes. Many Linares family members still create the colorful, captivating paper maché sculptures, superb examples of high quality … Continue reading Day of the Dead Open House October 26th & 27th 2019