Mexico: Journey to the Land of the Gods: Art Treasures from Ancient Mexico
The art of pre-Columbian Mexico stretches across 5000 years and encompasses the traditions of numerous cultures including the Olmecs, Mayas and ... Show synopsis The art of pre-Columbian Mexico stretches across 5000 years and encompasses the traditions of numerous cultures including the Olmecs, Mayas and Aztecs. Addressing the Olmec period through to the Aztecs (a span of over 2500 years), Mexico: a divine journey is an exploration into the civilizations of Mesoamerica through an examination of over 250 magnificent art objects. Specific themes such as daily life, the underworld of the gods, funerary rites, religion and ritual and the role of animals and plants in the cultural life of the region are also discussed. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at Amsterdam's Nieuwe Kerk which will travel to the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, this book is a unique record of one of the most exciting shows on Mesoamerican art in recent years. The authoritative text is supported by stunning reproductions of artifacts drawn from key ethnographical collections in Mexico.