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Adolfo Best Maugard majgard in Athens, Greece maugatd August 25,but his contribution to Mexican art continues to live in the country of his birth. This national training institution for Mexican technical arts and education is now doing exchange programs in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Dolores Hidalgo, helping to bring the pre-Hispanic creative traditions of these communities into the twenty-first century as well by integrating the legacy of Adolfo Best Maugard with the magic of computers.

They declared war, but the system prevailed to the delight of the students. He realized they were present in all primitive art.

During the heady days that followed metoro Mexican revolution, the air was filled with fervent nationalism. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He uses as an analogy the seven notes in the musical scale.

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On the night of September 15,the special envoys stood on the illuminated balconies of the National Palace and watched t They took to the method with enthusiasm. From his studies on primitive decorative art, Best Maugard observed that all primitive peoples used the same forms of representation to depict natural phenomena. His method is strictly about aestheticism and its formal qualities, and not their symbolic content. The Best Maugard method was fundamental to modernist aesthetic in Mexico.

Views Read Edit View history. These geometric forms combine and mix to make all things imaginable that could be produced. At the Secretariat of Public Education he was director of the department for art education between and besh If lines were twisted, forms inexact, proportions off, it didn’t matter. His method introduced a visual vocabulary and grammar for the foundation of Mexican art msugard drawing on elements extracted from pre-Hispanic art, which he argued determined the characteristics of Mexican popular art in combination with elements from Europe and Asia.


Inhe directed the filming of “Humanidad” Humanity and in” La Mancha de Sangre ” The blood spot based on his own script, which was first performed in June He used the opportunity to put his developing theories into practice. Studying the pieces very carefully, Best Maugard began to grasp the linear elements that constituted indigenous decorative art.

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In his method was suppressed, but it had already done what it set out to do. Tradition, Renaissance and Evolution of Mexican Artwas published in, children were given a copy free of charge to be used as a text book. His drawing methods found their way into art education at Mexican schools in and overpupils were influenced by his drawing manual “Manuales y Tratados: He went on to say that the art of these children in drawing and composition was better than the pictures of some who considered themselves quite important in the art field.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He encouraged them to work according to their fantasy without worrying whether the painted object adjusted or not to existing reality.

Between andwhile researching the decorative traditions of various countries and eras, Best Maugard was also teaching drawing in several public schools. Only now, Best Maugard has moved into bestt twenty-first century.

Also he wrote some books of art history in this years. Their art was exhibited in the United States and caused a stir. Retrieved from ” https: The student was allowed to make mistakes. Best-Maugard was a good friend of Rosa Covarrubias and Miguel Covarrubias and had several contacts to artist and poetry groups in the United States. He uncovered seven elements: Mexico this month – November Tony Burton Read about Mexico’s important historical events that have bestt during the month of November In his book, Fig.


When the “Best Method” became an official part of the school curriculum, the academic traditionalists were enraged.

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This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat In his book, A Method for Creativityhe refers to the seven elements as building blocks that, when combined can, imbue the whole with meaning, emotion and beauty.

In mid, he continued his studies in the United States, returning to Mexico in A contemporary and colleague of such great artists as Diego Rivera, Miguel Covarrubias, Carlos Merida, Rufino Tamayo and Roberto Montenegro, he was in the front lines of those looking to bring forward the rich cultural heritage of Mexico’s pre-colonial past.

Adolfo “Fito” Best Maugard. Best Maugard had laid the foundation for a system of drawing that would profoundly dibuo the next generation of artisans and would continue influencing Mexican craftsmen to this day. On a trip to the Yucatan in he could already see the results of his pedagogical method.

The work they produced was exciting and alive. He concluded that “a latent seed of art was buried in the human subconscious waiting to be awakened”, and he set out to pinpoint what the essential forms were which sprang spontaneously from deep within the human spirit.

From the ranks of this creative elite came Adolfo Best Maugard, his imprint on Mexican culture more profound than that of many of the more talented painters who were his contemporaries.

It was re-issued by Dover Press in and is available through Amazon. During his time as an assistant to Gamio, he catalogued and drew more than two thousand ceramic objects selected by Boas.