buried mirror: latest reflections

mesoamerica and the maya world

Month: June 2008

Photo Wednesday: Maximon

Maximon: A Maya Folk Deity

This image of Maximon comes from cito’s photostream

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Wilfredo Lam and Carlos Luna

Wilfredo Lam painting

Wilfredo Lam (1902-19982) was an influential modernist Cuban painter. Among those who acknowledge his influence is the contemporary painter Carlos Luna. While Luna was born in Cuba, his work “deals in part with the duality of Cuban and Mexican heritage,” according to the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) in Long Beach, where a show of the artists’ work is being presented through the end of August. Luna’s work, like Lam’s, is rich in historical and cultural symbolism.

carlos luna, gran mambo

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Above: Wifredo Lam, Untitled, ca. 1947, oil on canvas 49 x 59 ¼ in.
Below: Carlos Luna, El Gran Mambo, 2006, oil on canvas, 144 x 192 in.

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Is that Maximon playing the marimba?

, along with some recollections of Maximon.

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Life has imputantly interfered with Buried Mirror’s posting schedule this summer. In upcoming days I will be backfilling and trying to get back into the flow.

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Photo Wednesday: painted bowls

painted bowls at chichen itza

This image of painted bowls at Chichen Itza comes from saguayo’s photostream.

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Mexico’s best natural attractions

According to the LA Times, that is. It lists six of them:

  • Michoacán’s Million Monarch March:
  • Whale-Watching
  • Sea-Turtle Nesting Beaches
  • Lago Bacalar
  • Copper Canyon
  • Desert Landscapes in Baja Sur

What do you think of this list?

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Friday Roundup

Incidents of virtual travel in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and greater Mesoamerica

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Photo Wednesday: Agua Volcano, Antigua, Guatemala

agua volcano, antigua, guatemala

This view of Agua Volcano from somewhere near the Parqueo Central in Antigua, Guatemala, is from hexod.us’ photostream.

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Tropical storm Arthur batters Belize

It almost seems that half of Central and North America has been flooded lately. Southern Belize was particularly hard hit by tropical storm Arthur.

Friday Roundup

Incidents of virtual travel . . .

Volver volver

I’m back after a little medical absence.

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