Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Body Painting by Soto

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Body Painting by Soto
I´ve come across Maestro Soto multiple times, and I always love his designs and smooth lines. (more…)

Tattooing Convention

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Despite being a very conservative, Guatemalan society is starting to accept Tattoing as the Art form that it is.
Not many years ago, tattoos were seen as a sign of criminals, finding a formal job while having a tattoo was an impossible task.

El Que Encuentre Una Flor

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

A new photo exhibit is underway at La Casa Centro Cultural on Zone 1 Guatemala City.

Guatemalan Art

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Utilities poles have come canvas for art work. (more…)


Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

copia dos-12
Seguridad/Visualidad is a small exhibit inaugurated today at La Casa Centro Cultural, Downtown Guatemala City. It was first intended to be a photographic exhibit but some contemporary pieces of art were later added to the final arrangement. (more…)

Sculpture at Zone 17

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

There is a metalwork shop at zone 17, Guatemala City and they specialized on making sculptures and this is one of my favorites.

Preclassic Maya

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Preclassic Maya
The Preclassic Mayan Civilization, spanning for 2,750 years, from 2,500 B.C. to 250 AD. (more…)

Guatemala Inspired Art

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Guatemalan Art
A few weeks ago, a friend from Argentina came to visit. Of course I had to take him to this beautiful peaceful and serene place.
He took some photographs and his mother being a skillful painter, was inspired to draw this scenes.
Do you know where this is?


Monday, July 14th, 2014

You can find beautiful forms of art at the most unexpected places.
This image is at an outer wall of a house in the suburbs of Guatemala City.



Museo Numismatico de Guatemala

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Today I went to run some errands and on my way back, staring through the metro’s window at one of the stations I see this big sign saying “Free Entrance”, and of course I had to quickly get out of the metro and check out this numismatic museum.

The museum is a bit small, you can walk the entire expo in less than 15 minutes, perfect for a quick stop. You’ll love that the expositions has the information in Spanish and English as well.

Too bad there were no photographs allowed inside. And no free samples: Damn Bastards! Oh, one of the displays is missing a 50 Quetzals bill, you know you are in Guatemala!

To get to the museum is very easy; its in front of the Banco de Guatemala stop of the metro system.

Oh, something I learnt at the museum; when the country became independent from the Spaniard Crown, we kept the existing governing structure, in fact the same personnel was running the institution. So much about independence….

Museo Numismatico de Guatemala

Museo Numismatico de Guatemala

El día que Teco Temió, at Teatro Don Juan

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Teatro Don Juan is conveniently located next to Palacio Nacional on Zone 1 of Guatemala City.
They have featured the comedy El día que Teco Temió for a little while and I always wanted to go see it.
The name of the comedy is a play of words roughly translated as The Day Teco feared, or as The Day Teco Pissed on You.

I have an acquaintance who is an actor who works for a small theater in Zone 1 and he tells me things are not great for them, most of the time there are only a handful of spectators in the audience, but this time, for this comedy the theater had fulled its capacity.

I highly recommend this play, but I must tell you that it will challenge your command of this Castilian language with all its Guatemalan variables.

San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Let me share a couple of images from San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Sacatepéquez, a very small and peaceful town no more than 10 minutes drive from La Antigua Guatemala. This is a municipality worth exploring. I myself ended up at a lagoon not known by many Guatemalans who live not a far drive from the area and surprisingly I was able to observe some bird species I thought only to be found on the few wild life sanctuaries of the country. And they have this free entry small Mayan Costumes museum very conveniently located next to the town’s plaza.

Laguna San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Sacatepequez

Laguna San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Sacatepequez