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Color begets life
Monday 29 November 2021

Color begets life

Hunter-gatherer rock art in the Lower Pecos canyons

New exhibition at the Museum of Altamira, Spain

El color engendra vida

Arte rupestre de cazadores-recolectores en los cañones del Bajo Pecos

Exposición temporal

Color begets life exhibition Museum of Altamira Spain Hunter-gatherer rock art Lower Pecos canyons
Detail from the White Shaman Panel in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of southwest Texas, remaining vivid some four thousand years after its creation by the Uto-Aztecan-speaking hunter-gatherer tribes who once peopled this borderlands region. The 26-foot-long cave painting is a sprawling limestone canvas of lunar goddesses, deer deities, fire-sun gods, peyote spirits, and cloud serpents, documenting the birth of the sun and the establishment of time.

The temporary exhibit Color Begets Life: Hunter-Gatherer Rock Art in the Lower Pecos Canyons features some of the most complex and impressive rock art displays in North America.

The hunter-gatherers that inhabited the Bajo Pecos region, in southwestern Texas (United States) and Coahuila (Mexico), began to make rock art from approximately 1700 BC. C until contact with Europeans.

With multicolored designs, the artists captured anthropomorphic figures accompanied by animals, geometric drawings and enigmatic figures. Schematized and ordered, the Rio Pecos style endows the images with meanings, infusing the characters with life through the form, color, materiality of the painting and its creation process. The result is visual stories that narrate the myths and rites of the societies that inhabited this region, such as the White Shaman mural, where the myth of the creation of the Huichols is represented.

The exhibition, funded by the Ministry of Culture, has been the result of collaboration between various members of the Rock Art Network, a working group created by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Bradshaw Foundation.

Beginning November 30, 2021

Visiting hours - Tuesday to Saturday: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays: from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Free access with museum ticket

La exposición temporal El color engendra vida: arte rupestre de cazadores-recolectores en los cañones del Bajo Pecos, presenta algunas de las manifestaciones de arte rupestre más complejas e impresionantes de América del Norte.

Los cazadores recolectores que habitaron la región del Bajo Pecos, en el suroeste de Texas (Estados Unidos) y Coahuila (México), comenzaron a realizar arte rupestre desde, aproximadamente, el 1 700 a. C hasta el contacto con los europeos.

Con diseños multicolores, los artistas plasmaron figuras antropomorfas acompañadas de animales, dibujos geométricos y figuras enigmáticas. Esquematizado y ordenado, el estilo río Pecos dota a las imágenes de significados, infundiendo vida a los personajes mediante la forma, el color, la materialidad de la pintura y su proceso de creación. El resultado son relatos visuales que narran los mitos y ritos de las sociedades que habitaron esta región, como el mural de White Shaman, donde se representa el mito de la creación de los huicholes.

La exposición, financiada por el Ministerio de Cultura, ha sido fruto de la colaboración entre varios miembros de la Rock Art Network, grupo de trabajo creado por el Getty Conservation Institute y la Bradshaw Foundation.

A partir del 30 de noviembre de 2021

Horario de visita - Martes a sábado: de 9:30 a 18:00 h. Domingos y festivos: de 9:30 a 15:00 h.

Acceso gratuito con la entrada del museo

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