Friday, July 30, 2010

My Kind of Gal!

The Spanish Market is made up of two very distinct sections: traditional art, which is the largest, and contemporary art, which is growing with each passing year.  Many artists are interested in exploring their traditions by placing them in more modern venues.  Although this kind of art work is often more closely associated with México, I saw several examples of figures representing El Dia de Los Muertos. Many years ago I saw a figurine of a bride representing that tradition, but didn't buy it.  Regretted it ever since and am still looking for another one.

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  1. These figures are strangely compelling. I can see why you regret not buying the bride figurine when you saw her.

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  2. My wife will love this. She has a collection of Day of the Dead figures in her home office and loves this family tradition and form of art. She has even made a Day of the Dead figure for an art project.

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  3. I guess I should have known what El Dia De Los Muertos was, but I had to google it. Love that face.

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  4. When we first moved here, all these depictions of death kind of horrified me--especially the sight of children cheerfully munching on candy skulls; now I see that this is a way to diminish its power through a kind of humor.

    I think.

    I really like being able to visit your blog every day now that you are back!

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  5. I love it! Great clost up. I have quite a few things I regret not buying.

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  6. I like this lady too! She looks like she has character.

    Are your computer problems resolved? Hope so!

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  7. There is a lot of humor in this art. I agree with clairz but they have never horrified me.

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  8. Sorry this is just plain weird.

    You must be settled in and have your computer up by now...

    Re your comment ... I think the thing we missed most when living in the Phoenix area were the lakes and rivers - water!

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  9. She's fabulous. I so agree.

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  10. It looks like blown glass. The colors are pretty.

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