Mayan art

Mayan art is a very intriguing design ranging from Mexico all the way down to panama. These people who held the most advanced society during their time. They also were the society that predicted the end of the world but now that is also in question. The Mayan Civilization created art that embodied their gods, animals, calendars, and even the ritual sacrifices for them to be so uncultured and not have what we have in today’s modern civilization they were far more advanced then most generations after their time. They created artwork that even today is very admired. The reason that I choose this topic and to see and find all Mayan art is that I come from Mayan decent and I want to see what all my ancestors created when they were alive and how they expressed themselves. It is very intriguing how they would make the sculptures they would do with out the tools that we have now and to also see how they would get their colors made. During their time they did not have paint that we have now so they had to dry out their material and they would break it down to a powder then they would add just a little bit of water to the powder and that is how they would make their colors so they would be able to add these bright colors to the art that they would create during their time and they would show it and save it for others to see

in this piece you see that the mayans were carving into stone long before it actually became a form of art. the pictures that are displayed in the piece of rock tell a story that most people would not be able to read. the mayans had their own dialect that till this day is common amongst the the native in central america
this vase that is seen here is very unique and it makes you wonder what the Mayans thought of what would happen to someone after they died. they believed that once someone died that they would be born back into the world but they would take the life of an animal or a god that would protect the people of the village
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