America: Mexico

Painting

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Maya
 

Painting contains wide variety of symbolic elements, such as masks, serpents, astronomical signs, elaborate feather headdresses and glyphs.

Mythical and religious feeling led Maya artists to emphasize the features that supernatural beings had, according to their beliefs.

Depiction of human being was very important, but symbolic attributes were always emphasized.

Thus, walls and vessels were painted with warriors, priests and gods in their different colors, with varied costume and ornaments, usually shown participating in ceremonies and rituals.

Mural paintings in temples, tombs and pyramids, such as Tikal, Uxmal. Palenque, Chichen Itza, Yaxchilan, Uaxactun and Bonampak include anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures.

Other pictorial forms appear in codices and on pottery, whose colors include the classic "Maya Blue".

 

 

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