Museo Dolores Olmedo

Dolores Olmedo museum. Hacienda de la Noria in Xochimilco, Mexico City

This museum is named after its owner Dolores Olmedo Patiño, an art collector and close friend of the painter Diego Rivera (she modeled for some of his paintings). Most of her collection is in this museum. The museum is dedicated to the painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo with several of their paintings (137 by Rivera and 15 by Kahlo), and also has about 3,000 pieces of popular art, pre-Hispanic art, sculptures, engravings and more. Although it was closed indefinitely at the beginning of the year for financial reasons.

Grafittis at Coyoacán

Xicotencatl Street, at Coyoacán in Mexico City.

Some graffitis that I found at Xicotencatl Street, on my way to the Faculty of Music of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Fam-UNAM), where I was studying violin, music theory and history of western music, before the pandemic. :/

Music, Inspiration and Harmony

Palacio de Bellas Artes. Mexico City Downtown

This is a detail of Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) building. The building was constructed between 1904 and 1934.

The sculpture on the left side of the upper arch is dedicated to Music, it consists of a winged muse playing the violin and a man writing the notes of the music he hears. While the one on the right side is dedicated to Inspiration, is a muse with wings in a protective position whispering in the ear of another.

The main figure at the center of the building’s tympanum is Harmony, which represents the balance between positive and negative emotions.

Links of other photos of Palacio de Bellas Artes that I published in my blog:

Mexico City Downtown

B&W: Youth

Mexico City Downtown

Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) at left. Banco Nacional de Mexico (Mexico’s National Bank) at right, and Palacio Postal (Postal Palace) in the middle.

Upside down

 

Mexico City

 

Dome of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City

Canal of Xochimilco

Xochimilco, Mexico City

My version of Chapultepec forest in watercolor

My version of the Chapultepec forest.

I love Chapultepec forest! It makes me happy to visit this place and walk to the less crowded spaces of it. This forest is located at the heart of Mexico City, a very crowded asphalt city.

I made this watercolor inspired by Chapultepec. I started while I was sitting in front of the lake, although I finished the details various days later at home because I must confess that this is the third watercolor that I have ever made 😀

When I was a child there were only ducks and some swans at the lake, but currently we have the lucky of also having some beautiful herons.

If you visit Mexico City, don’t forget to visit Chapultepec. There are also various interesting museums in the area.

I have some posts about this nature place, if you want to know how it really looks, you can visit some:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Trees/Arbres

B&W: Solitude

A furry friend

Wonderful Nature

Plant Coocons

Pink Plants

Grammatophyllum Orchid

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Texture

Blurred Nature

Tree Textures

Graffiti: Sea Creature

Coyoacan, Mexico City.

Stone Child

Mexico City Downtown.

This sculpture belongs to the corner of a building.