Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos's Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya PDF

By Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

This nuanced account explores Maya mythology throughout the lens of artwork, textual content, and tradition. It deals a massive reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, lengthy thought of an authoritative textual content, that's larger understood as one amongst many an important resources for the translation of old Maya paintings and fantasy. utilizing fabrics accumulated throughout Mesoamerica, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos bridges the space among written texts and inventive representations, choosing key legendary topics and uncovering their adaptations in narratives and visible depictions. primary characters—including a secluded younger goddess, a malevolent grandmother, a lifeless father, and the younger gods who turned the solar and the moon—are pointed out in pottery, sculpture, mural portray, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. Highlighting such formerly missed issues as sexuality and generational struggles, this fantastically illustrated publication paves the best way for a brand new knowing of Maya myths and their lavish expression in old art.

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This nuanced account explores Maya mythology in the course of the lens of artwork, textual content, and tradition. It deals an immense reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, lengthy thought of an authoritative textual content, that is higher understood as one amongst many the most important assets for the translation of old Maya artwork and fable.

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