Monday, June 8, 2015

Viva Mexico

June 2015 - Toronto ON
As mentioned I went to Viva Mexico exhibit at the ROM. 
I love all things Mexican, especially the clothing and art. 
We spent ten weeks in January and February 2014 in Mazatlan Mexico. You can click on the side bar for posts about our time there.
The blurb from the museum describes it as follows:
We're taking over an entire gallery to showcase our collection of Mexican textiles. It's one of the largest and most important in the world, yet few textiles from this remarkable collection have ever been displayed.
Vibrant expressions of creativity, the pieces in this exhibition combine remarkable technical skill with exquisite artistry. Over 150 stunning historic and contemporary pieces are on display, including complete costume ensembles, sarapesrebozos, textiles, embroidery, beadwork and more.
The evolution of Mexican fashion reflects the history of Mexico, where the textile arts reach back over many centuries. After the Spanish Conquest of 1521, European styles influenced the distinctive clothing of the Maya, the Aztec and other great civilizations. Contemporary Mexican textiles owe their vitality to the fusion of traditions. ¡Viva Mexico! celebrates this rich and enduring cultural legacy.
From the iconic to the innovative, ¡Viva México! explodes with colour, regional diversity, and bold Mexican style!



















One of my passions - Frida Kahlo was there. Click here for an exhibit of her work we saw last year in San Diego.


I love this blanket on the right.









And at Wednesday Around the World

Our World Tuesday Graphic

Our World Tuesday


Badge for Travel Photo Thursday, Budget Travelers Sandbox
I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox 

3 comments:

  1. The richness in colour really stands out!

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  2. Their clothes didn't fall off! Good! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  3. I love textiles and these are awesome. I have always admired how the Mexicans use color. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday

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