The Aesthetics of Mayan Beauty
Almost one year ago, I found a quiet and tranquil place to ponder the tough questions:
What is art and what is handicraft?
Am I the oppressor, the oppressed or both?
Does a painting become a handicraft if it is exhibited in restaurant and does a handicraft become art if it is exhibited in a museum?
When will sompopos de mayo arrive?
As the rainy season approaches (it rained yesterday in San Pedro Las Huertas, but not in La Antigua Guatemala), I begin to drown in thoughts. Here I go again pondering the big tough questions:
What is beuty and can we universally measure it?
What are the aesthetics of beauty?
Is beauty eternal or is beauty trapped in time?
Is art beautiful; does it have to be beautiful?
What makes Mayan art beautiful or not beautiful?
Please, help me find the answers for these questions. I need to know!
P.S. Today we begin the count down for the third anniversary of La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo to be observed on May 1st, 2009.
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