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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The work they produced was exciting and alive. It was re-issued by Dover Press in and is available through Amazon. 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.

Studying the pieces very carefully, Best Maugard began to grasp the linear elements that constituted indigenous decorative art. 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.

He uncovered seven elements: When the “Best Method” became an official part of the school curriculum, the academic traditionalists were enraged.

On the night of September 15,the special envoys stood on the illuminated balconies of the National Palace and watched t He encouraged them to work according to their fantasy without worrying whether the painted object adjusted or not to existing reality.

The book was well-reviewed and may still be an excellent resource book for anyone interested in studying the underlying principles of the decorative meetodo. 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 confronted Mexican folk art and metodp modern and rational stylistic elements to his paintings, which often included figurative caricatures.

Muagard Best Maugard method was fundamental to modernist aesthetic in Mexico. On a trip to the Yucatan in he could already see the results of his pedagogical method. Best Maugard painstakingly copied thousands of these pre-Columbian decorative pieces which the ancient tribes of the Valley of Mexico had used to adorn their households and ritual objects. If lines were twisted, forms inexact, proportions off, it didn’t matter.


Their art was exhibited in the United States and caused a stir. Best Maugard had laid the foundation for a system of drawing that would dibumo influence the next generation of artisans and would continue influencing Mexican craftsmen to this day.

Archived from the original on He realized they were present in all primitive art. His method is strictly about aestheticism and meodo formal qualities, and not their symbolic content. The journal of decorative and propaganda arts At the Secretariat of Public Education he was director of the department for art education between and 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.

Designs from each of the seven elements can now be computer generated, and 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Adolfo Best Maugard – Wikipedia

He conceived his theory of the seven basic elements of Mexican art through his time as an assistant to archaeologist Gamio. In he removed to Mexico where he ebst at the upcoming plein-air painting schools. They declared war, but the system prevailed to the delight of the students. He discovered there were repetitions of certain dibuko forms that he believed could be reduced to seven elements.

He founded the universalism method in drawing.

A history of courage, intrigue and metovo friendships Reviewed by Rita Pomade The United States and Mexico struggled through volatile years of suffering and carnage to become unified nations. Mexico this month – November Tony Burton Read about Mexico’s important historical events that have occurred during the month of November From the ranks of this creative elite came Adolfo Best Maugard, his imprint on Mexican diibujo more profound than that of many of the more talented painters who were his contemporaries.

Adolfo Best Maugard

Not only the pre-Columbian work 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. Mftodo permitted them to create freely instead of endlessly copying plaster models in order to produce photographic reproductions. A subsequent trip to Merida to introduce his ideas again produced excellent results. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.


In his method was suppressed, but it had already done mettodo it set out to do. Mexico this month – December Tony Burton Read about Mexico’s important historical events that have occurred during the month of December 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 applied positivism into drawing by using the natural sciences as a model. He sought to reveal scientific laws relevant to all social phenomena and understanding the development of human society as a rising progression from the savage or primitive state to modern civilization.

He used the opportunity to put his developing theories metofo practice. Published or Updated on: They weren’t required to remake the drawing but to make others – to go ahead in. Each of these artists went on to become far greater painters than Best Maugard, but each of them was influenced by his discoveries and subsequent re-definition of the “rules” of art.

Only now, Best Maugard has moved into the twenty-first century. Mexico this month – October Tony Burton Read about Mexico’s important historical events maugsrd have occurred during the month of October A review of Tony Burton’s newest book.

And just in time to be part of the group of Mexican intellectuals in search of a national identity. 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.