In Mexico City, visit the Anthropology Museum to see the amazing art produced by all the diverse ancient cultures of (what is today) Mexico, and a short distance away, the amazing ancient city of Teotihuacan, and an early mission church with gorgeous frescoes and an Atrial cross at Acolman.
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This multimedia architectural altarpiece took two decades to complete, and required teams of workers in many media.
Why are these murals in the cloister of Acolman painted in only black and white?
Capable of being male or female, the Earth Lord Tlaltecuhtli is shown here as a woman who has given birth.
A continuous narrative, this shows three different parts of the story, each in a different part of the landscape.
This vessel represents the goggle-eyed deity associated with rain and crops, critical for the agricultural Aztecs.
Rivera celebrates indigenous culture, but also points to poverty in this melancholy painting of a flower seller.
This screen offers an idealized bird’s eye view of Mexico City on one side, and depicts the Conquest on the other.
These seventeen baby-faced figures may have represented a priestly ritual, a sacrifice, or a procession.
Cabrera fancied himself the Michelangelo of Mexico, but chose to borrow the format and iconography of Rubens.
The convento atrium was a place for preaching. This cross taught new converts about Christianity.
Over a hundred lintel relief sculptures depicting scenes from royal life survive from Yaxchilán.
Why was the original version of this mural at New York’s Rockefeller Center destroyed within months of its creation?