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Topic: Mexican style folk art hand painted doors!  (Read 9478 times)
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« on: October 05, 2009 07:31:54 PM »

Well, it took me about a year and a half, but I finally finished!

My sister-in-law (who I live with) is Mexican and loves Mexican folk art and she wanted me to paint 4 doors in her house. I got a little burnt out on this project, but I am so happy that they are finished and I'm quite proud of them.

This if the first door that I painted and is now the bathroom door. It's called La Sirena or the mermaid. This image is similar to the one found in Loteria cards.

Next up is my sister-in-laws door, called La Catrina.

Here's a little history about Catrina. "From the ancient cultures that were established in the Valle de Mxico to the mexicas, every civilization has taken a very special interest in death.  It wasnt sadness or pain, but a mystical influence magical in the way that it became a friend, a faithful confidante, a mysterious conqueror.  

Jose Guadalupe Posada gave it a face, with a sarcastic, ironic touch.  It was through his art that the Catrina and later the Calaca were born. Both feminine personalities are famous icons of death and the top creations of Posada." Also, I have been told that Posada created Catrina as a way of mocking high society by telling them that even though they are rich, they too will die some day.

The third door is the door to my room that I share with my boyfriend. This is a Day of the Dead version of The Virgin Mary.

And last is my nephew's door. Luchadores or Mexican wrestlers.
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009 12:49:19 AM »

wow!! I love them all but the luchador one kicks ass!!! good job! Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009 12:22:46 PM »

Very nice! Seems like it would be a fun house to live in.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009 06:14:15 PM »

It looks like it was worth the time.  These are great.

« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010 09:00:53 AM »

Wow! Those are amazing and totally inspiring!! I'd love to see the rest of the house!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010 06:51:28 PM »

Oh wow! They are all great but I love EVERYTHING about the mermaid! Her face is beautiful! and the starfish in her flowing red hair it a totally awesome touch! I love her skin color and way you painted her breast, it's pretty but still really classy! I love her round fin-hands! And the end of her tail is soooo awesome! I'm wisting it! So inspiring! Thanks for posting!

« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010 11:44:05 PM »

You know what? I really like these! This is truly art! You rock! This is refreshing for me to see.

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010 05:12:35 PM »

Awesome. really love them.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015 03:03:09 PM »

Yep, pretty sure I love all of these so so much!

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2015 08:02:26 AM »

these are fabulous!!

I would love a personal swap with you. Make me something for my wedding in june (pink and white) and I'll make yourself something lovely

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