It’s always nice to get one of these cartoons out in the public eye. I sometimes catch myself looking at cute works of art or cartoon artwork online, but I rarely actually touch them. If they weren’t so obvious, I might not have had a chance to see a few of them, but I’d find one.
I’m always surprised when people say they have a hard time picking out a work of art. I can’t say I’m the best at it, but I do find a lot of what I see amusing. I’m not sure if I’d say I have a hard time picking out cartoon art myself, but maybe I do.
My parents did a series of “chicano” art prints before I was born, but they werent exactly “cute”. The series was called “The Chicano”, and it featured many different styles of artwork, from the cute “chicano” works (which are now collector pieces) to the works by a bunch of local artists who did the “cute” work. I dont know if my parents used to collect those, but Id say they were definitely “cute”.
That is funny, because I just checked my local art catalog and there are a few Chicano art prints there. I guess we might be seeing more since the internet is getting so much more popular, but I dunno.
In the last few years, there was a wave of cartoon art that was aimed at Mexican Americans, and it’s the same thing that happened in the ’90s with hiphop and graffiti and punk style. I mean, I like the stuff, but I dont think it’s great art. It’s not great art for kids, it’s not great art for people who aren’t Mexican, and it’s certainly not great art for people who don’t speak Spanish.
I don’t know why some people think that cartoon art is going to be big, but I have seen it happen in other countries and it was pretty cool. I did a piece on how art is becoming more and more popular by looking at some recent examples.
I like the trend, and yes, there are some excellent examples, like this one by Diego Rivera. This is a Mexican artist who lived in Paris in the 1920s and was extremely influenced by the avant-garde movements that were gaining momentum around the time. He also made a name for himself as the creator of the “canción de mariposas” — a type of folk dance that was popular in Mexico in the 1930s.
In addition to being a Mexican artist, Rivera was also one of the first artists to use the paint brush to create abstract art. And he was a very talented painter. His work is so much more than pretty drawings. He was also a graphic designer, which is interesting because his work was more often used for advertising than original art. Maybe he wasn’t a great poster artist, but he sure was a really good graphic designer.
Here’s a clue: most of Rivera’s paintings are done by him in black.
Riveras paintings are very pretty and are not as abstract as they look. When a painting is done on black, the brush is pulled up over the face and the paint is turned over in another direction. You have to put in the paint, but it’s very easy to do. If you paint in black, the paint is still on the face, but the brush is turned over in the opposite direction. This is very useful because the brush can be turned over and turned over again.