A mysterious Mexican monkey

The strange “Vasija del mono de obsidiana” (lit. “the vase of the obsidian monkey”) is one of the Aztec-Mexican masterpieces of the National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico City where it is exposed. We appreciate its appearance, but yet we know so little of its history as this captivating work continues to keep its secrets hidden.

L’ange de Mexico : la Samothrace mexicaine ?

Il ne paraît pas grand-chose d’autre qu’un agréable monument à visiter lors d’un passage à Mexico, et pourtant ! En plus de pierres, d’or, de marbre et de fer, cet « Ange » (qui n’en est pas un) est composé d’une incroyable richesse symbolique, historique, politique, sociale et paradoxale … que cela soit taillé dans ses pierres, enterré à ses pieds, caché dans ses recoins, ou tagué sur ses parois par des militantes féministes.

Cix Mugre: urban art is not only Banksy!

The artist Antonio Triana becomes “Cix Mugre” when he grabs his brush, his tattoo machine or some colors sprays. With his art, that may look like a great ayahuascan trip, he now covers walls of all around the world! Meet Cix !

In the land of Santa Claus, the Samis: the last indigenous people in Europe.

Living with his reindeer in Lapland, our dear red Coca-Cola Santa surely resembles the Samis (is he one of them?), this ancient and long despised people formed by the most commonly known as “Lapps”. But who are they? How many are they ? How do they live? Why were they despised? What remains of their culture? Let’s go and meet this people !

A Portuguese Folly ? Discover the Amazing Monserrate Palace!

Going through it is a real change of scenery: pastel-colored walls, corridors of arcades divinely carved in stucco lace, a central atrium under a dome of finely chiseled wood, tiling subtly decorated with volutes, all ordered according to a circular plan … everything participates to create an intimate and mysterious atmosphere. We find ourselves far from the pomp or the rustic, from Versailles and its grandiloquence or from the old country house. No, this palace has its own look, and its own aire, that of a getaway in the 19th century as romantic as oriental!

The Topo of the Bolivian Woman: Between Weapon and Fashion

Clothes accessory, steak knife, mirror, spoon, sign of power and wealth, ritual object, weapon, political instrument (etc.): this Bolivian pin could replace the Swiss army knife as its use was (and remains!), full of meaning. Moreover, its history enriches South American anthropology.

Yin y Yang, ¿un símbolo machista?

Chicas, antes de elegirlo para tatuar ¡cuidado! Este no es un bonito círculo chino que presenta « el bien y el mal en el mundo » o « las energías complementarias necesarias para todas las cosas », sino más bien el dominio del « macho » sobre ustedes, señoras.

Cix Mugre: ¡El arte urbano no solo es Banksy!

Cuando se equipa con un pincel, su máquina de tatuar o un aerosol, el artista Antonio Triana se convierte en “Cix Mugre”. Con su arte que parece un gran viaje después haber consumido ayahuasca, ¡ de su México natal, pinta ahora las paredes en todas partes de mundo ! Aqui te lo presentamos a lo largo y a lo ancho.

Cix Mugre : le Street-Art ce n’est pas que Banksy !

L’artiste Antonio Triana devient « Cix Mugre » lorsqu’il se munit d’un pinceau, de sa machine à tatouer ou d’une bombe aérosol ! Depuis son Mexique natal, il a aujourd’hui montré son art coloré, étrange, futuriste, mystique, en grand et en large, dans plus de dix pays !

Whiskey VS Whisky VS Bourbon : what are we drinking tonight?

Can you tell what is the difference between Whisky and Whiskey with an « e » ? Would it only be for some orthographical matter ? And what about Bourbon ? Isn’t it a type of whisk(e)y either ? Click here and you will know everything !