Yaxopoil Art

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The artwork within the hacienda was mostly from the turn of the century. There were also some interesting pottery pieces in the Maya Room that date back to the Classic Period (250-900 AD).


Oil paintings of the former owners, Don Donaciano García Rejón and Doña Mónica Galera, which date back to the early 1800s, can be found in the reception room.

Below is the private chapel on the property.  Having your own private chapel was very common in Europe at large chateaus or castles.   

The most interesting and largest piece of art is the above painting.  It is in very bad shape, but I wonder where it came from and how old it was.  I have written a number of professors that are experts in Yucantanian art and no one has gotten back to me.  If anyone knows anything about this painting I would be very interested in hearing about it.  If I do ever hear anything back  I will let you know.

Shelli Alford is an artist and author, who enjoys learning from master oil painters from around the world and reviewing their classes, workshops and demonstrations.

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  1. David Griesing

    September 28, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I am such a huge fan of Mexico, that this was like a short trip for me. I particularly love the first picture, of the plates grouped on the wall–a very nice photo indeed. Mexico is so strange and unexpected, essentially non-Western, with all those uptight Spanish flourishes thrown in. It’s like being inside a kaleidoscope.

    I also think the site looks great, including the marvelous picture of the horse and cart on your home page.

    Happy trails, Shelli.

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