Women in Mexican Folk Art: Of Promises, Betrayals, Monsters, and Celebrities (Iberian and Latin American Studies) (Hardcover)

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Women in Mexican Folk Art: Of Promises, Betrayals, Monsters, and Celebrities (Iberian and Latin American Studies) (Hardcover)

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Mexico is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary folk art, and the majority of its highly acclaimed pieces were created by women. Looking closely at eight types of Mexican folk art, including votive paintings, embroidered exvotos, cardboard Judas dolls, reproductions of Frida Kahlo’s paintings made of clay, and clay figures from Cumicho called alebrijes, this beautifully illustrated volume is one of the first to trace the role and effects of gender on both the objects of Mexican folk art and the knowledge and life experiences that lie behind them.

Eli Bartra is research professor in women’s studies at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico City.

Product Details ISBN: 9780708323472
ISBN-10: 0708323472
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2011
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies
“Women’s studies professor Bartra writes provocatively and compellingly about the role of women artists in society. . . . Her documentation of Mexican women artists, a group generally ignored in art history scholarship, is important and necessary. . . . Bartra construct[s] the relevant critical structures by which readers can arrive at a fuller and fairer comprehension of the cultural roles and activities of women artists in their societies. Recommended.”
— J. B. Wolford