Pedro Linares Lopez and the Alebrije

Here are some examples of his work. This is a very interesting article about his work. You will learn more about the Alebrije and his other masterpieces.


Alebrijes are colorful Mexican folk art sculptures carved out of copal, wood or other materials. These handmade sculptures have a range of animals that are often recognizable in everyday life. A typical example of an alebrije is a lion with a giraffe head. They were first created by Mexican artist Pedro Linares Lopez in the 1930s. In addition to making Alebrijes, Linares also carved pinatas and cartoneros.

A documentary by Judith Bronowski in 1975 documented Linares’ early life and work, and in 1990 he was awarded the National Prize for Popular Arts and Traditions. He also inspired the colorful spirit animals of the Coco movie. Many artists have since adapted and reinterpreted this famous work. A few of them are listed below:

The creation of Alebrijes was inspired by the artist’s dream of a fantastical creature in a frenzied state of mind. A feverish dream in which he envisioned a savage forest and creatures of all sizes landed him in a papier-mache workshop. The art was sold locally for years until a 1975 documentary film about him made his work widely available to buyers from around the world. Pedro Linares died in 1992, but his descendants continue to create Alebrijes to this day.

Many people have a fondness for the work of this Mexican artist. In honor of his legacy, his children and grandchildren have continued his fantastical art, exhibiting his work in world galleries.


Pedro Linares Lopez was a Mexican artist who achieved international recognition by creating unique works of art. His work is based on the idea that death is a part of life, and his sculptures and paintings of skeletons and insects are reminiscent of a pre-Hispanic belief that the world is an expansion of life. Calaveras are often depicted as participating in activities such as playing guitar, skateboarding, or taking pictures.

His sons took after him and learned to create surrealist images. His art inspired many artists, who recreated his surrealistic creatures. After his death on 25 January 1992, his sons continued the art and created many works of their own. Calaveras is one of the most popular works of art in Mexico. Pedro Linares Lopez has created more than 100 calaveras and skeletons, including the famous “Pepe.”

He began his career making Judas figures made of carton during the Catholic Easter season in Mexico. He then went on to create figurines for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It was while he was near his death that he conceived of his famous Alebrijes. These bizarre creatures depict death and rebirth in a mountainous setting, and represent the animals that saved Pedro in the past.


The dream about alebrijes was born in the mind of Mexican artisan Pedro Linares. During a period of severe illness, Linares fell into a deep sleep and awoke to the sounds of strange creatures. The dream featured a lion with a dog’s head, a donkey with wings, and a rooster with bull horns. The strange creatures all shouted one word – alebrije.

While in his dream, Pedro Linares saw many animals, including donkeys, lions, and tigers. He then painted them and molded them from memory. The resulting works became a staple of Mexican folk art. This work is a wonderful example of the artist’s ability to re-invent himself through a seemingly impossible situation.

The dream about Pedro Linares is a fascinating one. He also specialized in making Judas figures for Easter festivals. Unfortunately, he died of a mysterious disease at age 30. His dream was so intense that it changed the course of his life. In a dream he had, he was on a mountain with mythical creatures – chimera-like creatures. They cried ‘Alebrijes!’

After becoming a national icon, Pedro Linares Lopez’s art inspired other artists in Mexico. His style has become highly prized and renowned in many countries. He died at the age of 86. However, his legacy continues to inspire other artists, both old and new.

Mexican folk art

The popular film Coco adapted the alebrijes into modern characters. The film also incorporated research into the traditional characters.

While Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo appreciated the work of this artist, his work did not make international headlines until a 1975 documentary by Judith Bronowski. Born in Mexico City in 1906, Pedro Linares learned the craft of paper-mache from his father. Unfortunately, the artist died of an illness at the young age of thirty.

In 1936, the artist Pedro Linares Lopez had a feverish dream in which he woke up with visions and a drive to transform the art world. He dreamed of a mountainous region where he could rebirth. He began to recreate the figures in paper mache. The result was his colorful and life-affirming work known as alebrijes. These figures would go on to become an iconic form of Mexican folk art.

Susana Buyo

When you watch the show, you will notice that both artists work with women. However, these studios do not have strict rules. You can be as creative as you want, as long as you’re willing to put in the work. Here are some of the things you’ll learn while watching the show.

The book starts out with an introduction. It also provides information about the history of papel mache and the importance of Mexican cartoneros. In the following chapters, Susana Buyo and Pedro Linares explore the art form’s cultural significance in Mexico. Throughout the book, you will learn about some of the most famous Mexican cartoneros, as well as the world of papel mache.

The paintings of Pedro Linares and Susana Buyo include images of human contours with more tender expressions. The artist also uses materials other than gold, including feathers, fantasy stones, and modern resins. His goal is to combine durability and novelty in his work. The names of Pedro Linares and Susana Buyo are synonymous with the arts of Mexico. It is not a coincidence that these two artists have so much in common.

115th birthday of pedro linares

Celebrate the 115th birthday of Mexican artist Pedro Linares Lopez with this special Google Doodle! The sculptor of alebrijes created some of Mexico’s most iconic folk art.

Pedro Linares Lopez became extremely ill in 1945, and his fever dream provided the inspiration for many of his sculptures. His 1975 documentary on the artist’s life paved the way for international recognition.

His first job was making Judas figures, traditionally made of carton during the Catholic Easter season in Mexico. Later, he made figurines for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. By the time he was thirty, he had developed his signature style and began to specialize in making the alebrijes that have become a hallmark of his work. The skeletal figures of Day of the Dead inspired him to create the alebrijes.

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