En esta etapa creó su Método de Dibujo de Best Maugard Teresa del Conde y Enrique Franco Calvo dicen en su. Get this from a library! Metodo de dibujo.. [Adolfo Best-Maugard]. Manuales y tratados, metodo de dibujo: tradición, resurgimiento y evolución del arte mexicano. Front Cover. Adolfo Best-Maugard. Departamento editorial de la.

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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 uncovered seven elements: At the Secretariat of Public Education he was director of the department for dibjjo education between and 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. He applied positivism into drawing by using the natural sciences as a model.

Adolfo Best Maugard – Wikipedia

Dibuno conceived his theory of the seven basic elements of Mexican art through his time as an assistant to archaeologist Gamio. They took to the method with enthusiasm.

During his time as an assistant to Gamio, he catalogued and drew more than two thousand ceramic objects bes by Boas. His style and method was a proposal for defining mexicanidad Mexicanness.

As a young man, he was commissioned by the famous anthropologist Franz Boas to do illustrations of pre-Hispanic materials being excavated from the Valley of Mexico.


Mexico this month – October Tony Dibujjo Read about Mexico’s important historical events that have occurred during the month of Dibuo He discovered there were repetitions of certain basic forms that he believed could be reduced to seven elements.

This was the genesis of the Best Maugard method. He encouraged them to work according to their fantasy without worrying whether the painted object adjusted or not to existing reality. In his early life Best made some detailed illustrations of prehispanic excavation findings in the Valley of Mexico for Franz Boas.

The Best Maugard system advised students to draw everything without shading dibujoo perspective, thus freeing them from the unnecessary persistence of realism. From his studies on primitive decorative art, Best Maugard observed that all primitive peoples used the same forms of representation to depict natural phenomena. Not only the pre-Columbian metodp had these elements, but the contemporary popular arts contained the same elements as the ancient work – even the brightly colored pulqueria paintings that were often ridiculed.

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It opened to them the chance to explore form and color. Feeling he was on to something, he explored further, looking at indigenous artifacts outside divujo Anahuac Valley of Mexico region and found there was a consistency in these basic elements.

In mid, he continued his studies in the United States, returning to Mexico in Abraham Lincoln and Mexico: Many of the pieces dated as far back as 2, years ago. These geometric forms combine and mix to make all things imaginable that could be produced.

He confronted Mexican folk art and added modern and rational stylistic elements to his paintings, which often included figurative caricatures.


The journal of decorative and propaganda arts The student was allowed to make mistakes. This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A review of Tony Burton’s newest book. Adolfo Best Maugard died in Athens, Greece on August 25,but his contribution to Mexican art continues to live in the country of his birth.

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. Each of these artists went on to become far greater painters than Best Maugard, but each mauard them was influenced by his discoveries and subsequent re-definition of the “rules” of art.

Best Maugard was born in Mexico City injust in time to be of age when the old regime of Porfirio Diaz crumbled and Alvaro Obregon was elected president. Between andwhile researching the decorative traditions of various countries and eras, Best Maugard was also teaching drawing in several public dibujjo.

Designs from each of the seven elements can now be computer generated, merodo the children have a computer lab in their school where they are being trained to use this technology – not to replace traditional work but to expand its possibilities through experimentation.