Pedro Linares: Pedro Linares Lopez

Pedro Linares: Pedro Linares Lopez


Pedro Linares: Pedro Linares Lopez

Pedro Linares Lopez- Mexican artist

Mexican artist Pedro Linares is famous for his paintings of “poetic violence” that reflect social injustice, violence, and society’s imperfections. His work is heavily themed on Mexico’s cholos, the privileged urban youth that inhabits the Mexico City metropolitan area. He heavily paints Mexican pop stars in his work that is political in nature, but brilliantly portrays this point in vivid colors.

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Pedro Linares López was born in Mexico City, Mexico on this day in 1906. His father worked as a papier-mâché sculptor or cartonero, and he trained Linares to follow in his footsteps. By the time Linares was 12 years old. He had become a skilled craftsman of papier-mâché items like piñatas. And the traditional skeletal figures are called Calaveras which are featured in the annual Day of the Dead celebration. (Source: www.google.com)


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According to Google’s Doodle blog, “Today’s Doodle celebrates the 115th birthday of a Mexican artist who turned his dreams into reality, Pedro Linares López. His peculiar yet playful animal sculptures known as alebrijes are beloved worldwide as unique products of Mexico’s folk art tradition. … Thank you, Pedro Linares López, for showing us the power of imagination!” (Source: heavy.com)

Pedro Linares: Pedro Linares Lopez


Mexican artist Pedro Linares (Pedro Linares Lopez) was born in Mexico City in 1938. His work consists of graphic prints that pair normal flowers with the face of an eagle. Originally trained in welding, he later practiced decorative painting and pastel drawing. His colorful work became popular in Mexico in the 1990s. He typically uses paint, pencils, and graphite.


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This short biography of the talented Mexican painter.

In 1945, as Linares tells the story, he became very sick and drifted into a fever dream. There he encountered fantastical creatures who shouted in unison a nonsensical phrase “Alebrijes!” Upon his recovery, he set out to represent these mythical beings in sculpture. The jarring sculptures initially met little success, until over time, Linares refined his alebrijes into. The colorfully patterned combinations of reptiles, insects, birds, and mammals are recognized today in today’s Doodle artwork. As his reputation grew, he attracted the admiration of the iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. But it was a 1975 documentary about Linares by the filmmaker Judith Bronowski that elevated him to international fame. (Source: www.google.com)


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