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Women in Mexican folk art : of promises, betrayals, monsters and celebrities

Author: Eli Bartra
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011.
Series: Iberian and Latin American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mexico is home to some of the world's most extraordinary folk art, and the majority of its highly acclaimed pieces were created by women. Looking closely at eight types of Mexican folk art, including votive paintings, embroidered exvotos, cardboard Judas dolls, reproductions of Frida Kahlo's paintings made of clay, and clay figures from Cumicho called alebrijes, this beautifully illustrated volume is one of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eli Bartra
ISBN: 9780708323472 0708323472 9780708323649 0708323642
OCLC Number: 670480164
Description: 184 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Folk art and some of its myths --
Women and votive paintings --
Judas was not a woman, but- --
Fantastic art : alebrijes and ocumichos --
Frida Kahlo on a visit to Ocotlán : the painting's one thing, the clay's another --
The paintings on the serapes of Teotitlán --
From humble rag dolls to Zapatistas --
Embroiderers of miracles.
Series Title: Iberian and Latin American studies.
Responsibility: Eli Bartra.

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The aim of this book is to engender Mexican folk art and locate women at its centre by studying the processes of creation, distribution, and consumption, as well as examining iconographic aspects,  Read more...

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"Women's studies professor Bartra writes provocatively and compellingly about the role of women artists in society... Her documentation of Mexican women artists, a group generally ignored in art Read more...

 
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