Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo, Mexico in art and images

As everyone knows it is Cinco de Mayo today. In honor of that occasion I've found a few places on the internet that you can go to see Mexican art and relics. As digital surrogates of primary resources these images are citable (up your Blogger spellcheck, that's a word) material.

OMG! What was that? Sorry, to go all librarian on you.

Anywoo.  There is some awesome stuff that has be scanned by cultural institution around the country. The prime stuff is in the Southwest.

From my digital library:
 I love this dress. I'd wear this dress. To work. To shop. To hang around the house in. And, the shawl? I am looking for something just like it for traveling. It would make a great travel blanket.

Márquez, Luis [photographer];. "006 Tehuana de Diario." 1937. Online Image. University of Houston Digital Library. 5 May 2011.

From the Arizona Memory Project:
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. History and Archives Division. 
From the New Mexico Digital Collection:
 WPA era Bulto
Photo Archives, Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe

From the Mexican Digital Library:

Códice Colombino
Biblioteca Digital Mexicana 

From the Princeton University Libraries:

Conferencia Continental Americana por la PazPrinceton University. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Graphic Arts, 2-13-G, map drawer A8

"The Taller de Gráfica Popular (known as TGP) was founded 1937 by the talented Mexican artists Leopoldo Méndez, Luis Arenal, and Pablo O'Higgins. The TGP became the first self-supporting art workshop in Mexico to create and publish their own work. Their work had a variety of objectives; some overtly political, some comic, and some artistic."

From the Fine Art Museum of Texas:
Cleofas Ramirez Celestino
The Edward and Betty Marcus Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Fine Arts

I hope you enjoy the quick look around at what Mexican art and artifacts are available online.

Wasn't this so much better than my gigantic whine from yesterday? 



  1. So, I've got formatting issues. Please ignore, I'm too lazy to fix them.

  2. Same to you, but hold the mayo....

  3. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Love the pics. Very cool stuff.

  4. Happy Sink Full of Mayo! (You can thank one of my readers for that one.)

    And for the record, I love it when you go all librarian on us.

  5. Yay! I love it when you go all librarian on us.

  6. This is the image that comes to mind. I know it's not Mexico. And I know it's 60 years to early. But the Goya matches the Manet Execution of Maximilian.

    And I honestly think it catches to mood better than the Manet

  7. You are such a source of treasure. I love it!

  8. I love the litho from Princeton.