Pedro Liarés LPez is a Mexican painter who was born in Mexico City in 1907. He has been a favorite of many for his colorful paintings of Mexican people. His artwork is inspired by his life and his travels. His paintings depict a unique vision of Mexican life and culture. His works are available for purchase.
115th birth anniversary
Earlier this month, Google dedicated its Doodle to the 115th birthday of the Mexican artisan Pedro Linares Lpez. The Doodle celebrated the artist’s fantastical style of art and his oneiric menagerie of figures.
Linares was born in Mexico City on June 29, 1906. He grew up in a family of artists, and his father was a papier-mache sculptor. Linares became skilled at making pinatas when he was twelve. He also saw fantastic creatures in his dreams and began to create sculptures. He saw a lion with an eagle’s head and a rooster with bull horns. He also saw a strange, ugly being.
He began to create three-dimensional structures from paper-mache. He incorporated animal body parts, paint, and glue to create his creations. These sculptures became known as “Alebrijes,” and are now considered a traditional Mexican folk art form.
Pedro Linares Lpez died on January 26, 1992, in Mexico. His sculptures are still displayed in museums throughout the country. His work has also been recognized internationally. In 1990, he received the Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences.
During his early life, Mexican artist Pedro Linares Lopez was a craftsman and cartonero. He learned his trade from his father, who was also a papier-mache sculptor. He began producing paper mache figurines for friends and family.
At age twelve, Lopez was able to make pinatas and calaveras, traditional pieces used during the Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. His work became known worldwide.
Pedro Linares’ style was admired by artist Diego Rivera. His work was included in the National Museum of Mexico and the Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City. A 1975 documentary by filmmaker Judith Bronowski brought the artist’s work to international attention.
In 1990, the artist was awarded the Mexican National Prize in Arts and Sciences. This prize recognizes his contributions to the popular traditions category.
The Mexican folk art that Pedro Linares created continues to be produced by his descendants. The family continues to produce sculptures that include his unique style. Today, his work can be seen in museums all over the world.
During his long and illustrious career as a Cartoniere, Linares Lopez made a number of impressive achievements. Aside from his aforementioned feats, he also won the first Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences in 1990. One of his most notable accolades was the creation of the Alebrijes, a wheatpaste sculptures, which are now on display at the Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City.
Linares had a number of famous artists as his contemporaries, including Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. However, his contributions to Mexican folk art remained under appreciated until the mid 1990s. His oeuvre is a must see for art buffs and tourists alike. Moreover, Linares was a prolific inventor, creating a number of patents in the process. He also had a knack for the papier-mache medium. In fact, Linares mastered the art of papier-mache so well that his work is often compared to a higher art form.
Aside from his inventions, Linares also made a number of notable contributions to the art of sculpting. For instance, he made the world’s largest papier-mache phallus, and the first known papier-mache eagle, a feat which was also accomplished by Pablo Picasso.
Known as the inventor of the art of alebrijes, Mexican artist Pedro Linares Lpez was born in Mexico City in 1906. He died in 1992. His creations, including papier-mache figurines, made him internationally famous. His work is exhibited in Mexico and other countries.
Alebrijes are zoomorphic Cartonera figures. They are made of papier-mache, and are often based on a mythical creature dream. Linares’ creations were inspired by his dream, which included a forest filled with strange and mystical creatures. He also saw a rooster with bull horns and a lion with an eagle head.
In 1935, Linares was ill with a fever and he had a fever dream. In his dream, he saw a strange forest filled with creatures that he called alebrijes. They were not monsters; they were simply creatures that helped Linares in the past. Linares created these creatures from his memory, and sold them in his hometown of Guanajuato. He later moved on to making skeletal characters.