Sunday, September 27, 2009

Palacio Clavijero

The place I liked the most in Morelia was the Clavijero Palace. It was built in the 17th century, and is now a museum. The day we went, there were seven expositions. There was a very cool one about modern, useful ceramics. There were some great designs there. Another exhibition was done by a sculpture artist who used obsidiana stone for some very interesting carvings. Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed. I was only permited to photograph the building, the murals by Alfredo Zalce, and the poster exposition from the last biennal
competition. This is a competition done every two years, and there were posters from everywhere, with themes ranging from ecology, domestic violence, art, music, women's rights, animal preservation, anti-was, I mean every kind of theme. There were hundreds of poster. The whole top floor was full of these incredible creations.

This is the top part of the main entrance to the palace.

Through the main entrance you can see the fountain.

This is the courtyard with its fountain.

View of the courtyard fron the second floor.
You can see the floor pattern from here.

It was a bit cloudy, but the light effect was beautiful.
Wish I knew how to take better photographs.
Cannot even imagine what a profesional
photographer could do with this.

Alfredo Zalce's murals. Very Mexican muralists style.

They are painted in the stairwell that goes to the 2nd floor.

Love this one with the working hands and eyes.....

Looking down from the stairs you can see the fountain again.

View from one side to the other. These windows
do not have glass, they are just open rectangles.

Another side to side view. I just kind of
liked the way it looked.

And a few (very few!) examples of the posters.

I was surprised to see this one from my hometown,
Puerto Rico.

Too bad the glass gave off so much reflsection. No matter how I moved, the light from so many sources showed up on the photo.
There were so many, and I liked almost ALL of them.
So I hope you also enjoyed this small sample of this incredible museum. Next time I go, I'll try to get previous permission so they let me take photos of the other expositions.
Hope you have a lovely week!!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that is some museum, both inside and out.

Angie said...

Yes, it's really incredible. Can't wait to go again.