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In his book, Fig. From his studies on primitive decorative art, Best Maugard observed that all primitive peoples used the same forms of representation to depict natural phenomena. On the night of September 15,the special envoys stood on the illuminated balconies of the National Palace and watched t His method introduced a visual vocabulary and grammar for the foundation of Mexican art by drawing on elements extracted from pre-Hispanic art, which he argued determined the characteristics of Mexican popular art in combination with elements from Europe and Asia.

Best Maugard had laid the foundation for a system of drawing that would profoundly influence the next generation of artisans and would continue influencing Mexican craftsmen to this day. Between andwhile researching the decorative traditions of various countries and eras, Best Maugard was also teaching drawing in several public schools.

From A Mexican Perspective – The Vision of Adolfo Best Maugard

It permitted them to create freely instead of endlessly copying plaster models in order to produce photographic reproductions. In he was representative of the department of fine arts of the council for primary education. Only now, Best Maugard has moved into the twenty-first century. A subsequent trip to Merida to introduce his ideas again produced excellent results. In he removed to Mexico where he taught at the upcoming plein-air painting schools.

The Best Maugard system advised students to draw everything without shading and perspective, thus freeing them from the unnecessary persistence of realism. He applied positivism into drawing by using the natural sciences as a model.

Adolfo Best Maugard – Wikipedia

His drawing methods found their way into art education at Mexican schools in and overpupils were influenced by his drawing manual “Manuales y Tratados: Adolfo Best Maugard died in Athens, Greece on August 25,but his mauugard to Mexican art continues to live in the country of his birth. These geometric forms combine and mix to make all things imaginable that could be produced. He concluded that “a latent seed of art metodp buried in the human subconscious waiting to be besg, and he set out to pinpoint what the essential forms were which sprang spontaneously from deep within the human spirit.


We are inseparable from our fictions – our features. Abraham Lincoln and Mexico: Best-Maugard was a good friend of Rosa Covarrubias and Miguel Covarrubias and had several contacts to artist and poetry groups in the United States. Published or Updated on: Mexico this month – October Tony Burton Read about Mexico’s important historical events that have occurred during the month of October His method vibujo strictly about aestheticism and its formal qualities, ee not their symbolic content.

From the ranks of this creative elite came Adolfo Best Maugard, his imprint on Mexican culture more profound than that of many of the more talented painters who were his contemporaries.

Best Maugard painstakingly copied thousands of these pre-Columbian decorative pieces which the ancient tribes of the Valley of Mexico had used to adorn their households and dibuuo objects. This oil painted portrait belongs to the current collection of the Museo Nacional de Arte [3]. Feeling he was on to something, he explored further, looking at indigenous artifacts outside the Anahuac Valley of Mexico region and found there was a consistency in these basic elements.

They weren’t required to remake the drawing but to make others – to go ahead in. Also he wrote some books of art history in this years.

He encouraged them to work according to their fantasy without worrying whether the painted object adjusted or not to existing reality. Inhe directed the filming of “Humanidad” Humanity and in” La Mancha de Sangre ” The blood spot based on his own script, which was first performed in June His style and method was a proposal for defining mexicanidad Mexicanness.

In the process, he became an expert on decorative motifs. He conceived his theory of the seven basic elements of Mexican art through his time as an assistant to archaeologist Gamio. The euphoria metoddo new beginnings brought out the best in creative vision from talent that fed on this intoxicating energy. He realized they were present in all primitive art. It was re-issued by Dover Press in and is available through Amazon.


Designs from each of the seven elements can now be computer generated, and the children have a computer lab in their school where they are being trained to use this technology – not to replace traditional work but to expand its possibilities through experimentation. In his early life Best made some detailed illustrations of prehispanic excavation findings in the Valley of Mexico for Franz Boas. He confronted Mexican folk art and added modern and rational stylistic elements to his paintings, dibuujo often included figurative caricatures.

It opened to them the chance to explore form and color.

On a trip to the Yucatan in he could already see the results of his pedagogical method. During the heady days that followed the Mexican revolution, the air was filled with fervent nationalism. This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat Archived from the original on Not only the pre-Columbian work had these elements, but the contemporary popular arts contained the same elements as the ancient work – even the brightly colored pulqueria paintings that were often ridiculed.

They took to the method with enthusiasm.

He uses as an analogy the seven notes in the musical scale. In his method was suppressed, but it had already done what it set out to do.

A history of courage, intrigue and unlikely friendships Reviewed by Rita Pomade Divujo United States and Mexico struggled through volatile years of suffering and carnage to become unified nations. El Grito – September 15 or 16? The work they produced was exciting and alive. Mexico this month – November Tony Burton Read about Mexico’s important historical events that have occurred during the month of November