Bolivian Art – Art Culture in Bolivia

I noticed from looking at the many beautiful Bolivian artworks that colour is a very prominent feature in their paintings, which is pretty close to my heart.  I love the vibrant colours and I especially love the street art.  I wish there were more of that over here in England, but unfortunately it may be classed as graffiti, which I also love.  By the way, I’m Banksy. 🙂 LOL!

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Bolivian art demonstrates itself through a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and pottery, to name a few. The diversity of the country and its people, as well as the colourfulness of everyday life in Bolivia makes for great pieces of artwork, some of which are not acknowledged as much as they should. One of the main reasons for this could be the lack of Bolivian museums in the past. Recently, however the country has seen many new art galleries and museums open up, giving Bolivian artists more opportunity to showcase their work. The city of Santa Cruz is particularly well known for its display of Bolivian art culture, including painting, architecture and artisanal products.

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Graphic artist Marco Tóxico from La Paz

Bolivia is home to a unique style of art and architecture known as Mestizo Baroque, created when the traditional religious art brought by the Spaniards was combined with the styles of the indigenous Bolivian people. The colonial period was dominated by artists such as Melchor Pérez de Holguín, whereas 20th century Bolivian artists include Guzman de Rojas, Arturo Borda, Maria Luisa Pacheco, and Marina Núñez del Prado.

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Cochamba Street Art

via Bolivian Art – Art Culture in Bolivia | don Quijote

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Author: James Presley

I am an artist and I love it. What do I have to do to live from what I love? I'm not dying or cutting me bloody ear off, that's for sure.

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