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This national metodk 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 took to the method with enthusiasm.

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He encouraged them to work according to their fantasy without worrying whether the painted object adjusted or not to existing reality. Besy 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.

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. In he removed to Mexico where he taught at the upcoming plein-air painting schools. We are inseparable from our fictions – our features. His method is strictly about aestheticism and its formal qualities, maugaed not their symbolic content. His style and method was a proposal for defining mexicanidad Mexicanness.

He uses as an analogy the seven notes in the musical scale. The work they produced was exciting and alive. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.


Adolfo “Fito” Best Maugard. His method introduced a visual vocabulary and grammar for the foundation of Mexican art by 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. Studying the pieces very carefully, Best Maugard began to grasp the linear elements that constituted indigenous decorative art.

The student was allowed to make mistakes. EuropeUnited States. During the heady days that followed the Mexican revolution, the air was filled with fervent nationalism.

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. These geometric forms combine and mix to make all things imaginable that could be produced.

He uncovered seven elements: Archived from the original on In the process, he became an expert on decorative motifs. 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.

This was the genesis of the Best Maugard method. In his method was suppressed, but it had already done what it set out to do.

Adolfo Best Maugard

Mexico this month – January Tony Burton Read about Mexico’s important historical events that have occurred during the month of January It was re-issued by Dover Press in and is available through Amazon. In his early life Best made some detailed illustrations of prehispanic excavation findings in the Valley of Mexico for Franz Boas.


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. He founded the universalism method in drawing. 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.

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.

Adolfo Best Maugard – Wikipedia

And just in time to be part of the group of Mexican intellectuals in search of a national identity. The Best Dde system advised students to draw everything without shading and perspective, thus freeing them from the unnecessary persistence of realism. A history of courage, intrigue and unlikely friendships Reviewed by Rita Pomade The United States and Mexico struggled through volatile years of suffering and carnage to become unified nations.

The euphoria of new beginnings brought out the best in creative vision from talent that fed on this intoxicating energy. He confronted Mexican folk art and added modern and rational stylistic elements to his paintings, which often included figurative caricatures.