Alebrije conejo ojos de canica - Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.

Alebrije conejo ojos de canica - Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. Created in Oaxaca, Mexico!

Alebrije

This is called an Alebrije. They are brightly colored Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures. They originated with Pedro Linares.

Day of the dead Skull 2 by mexfolkarts, via Flickr

Day of the dead Skull 2 Paper Mache skull made by Great Master of Mexican Folk Art Felipe Linares

Mexico: Alebrijes

Mexico: Alebrijes :papier mache and/or plaster. We painted our MONSTERS solid colors. Nice spin on the Monster project would be to research monsters from other cultures. Amazing for my art challenge.

Alebrijes & Mexican Paintings

Felipe Benitez Miranda creates unique and whimsical folk art alebrijes carved from wood and then colorfully painted.

Oaxacan Art (Mexican Folk Art)

Art Lesson Plan: Oaxacan Animals - Paper Clay Sculpture - will modify for elementary with model magic - paper mache inspiration

Miniature Paper Mache Alebrije by mexfolkarts, via Flickr

Miniature Paper Mache Alebrije by Great Master Of Mexican Folk Art Leonardo Linares, aprox tall.

alebrijes - I just love everything about them, the history, the technique, the colors

alebrijes - I just love everything about them, the history, the technique, the…

yes, more alebrijes.

Alebrije - (Imaginary animals) Mexican handcraft invented by Pedro Linares López in 1936

Arbol Sirena by mexfolkarts, via Flickr

Arbol Sirena by mexfolkarts, Angelica Vasquez Cruz – Angelica infuses indigenous legends and Mexican history into her pieces.

Mexican Alebrijes!!

I so fell in love with these things in Cabo San Lucas! So intricate, colorful, and unique! Ay caramba me encantan.

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