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4 July, 21:40

Describe the impact of the olmec on subsequent generations in mexico. how did the olmec affect the evolution of the visual arts? use examples to support your essay.

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    At first in Mexico they were confused with Mayan works, which later in 1942 were named Olmec art, this visualization of this type of art began in the gulfs of Mexico.

    To fully understand the rise of Olmec art, it must be specified that this civilization is the source of an artistic style and an iconography that is integrated into the Mesoamerican Pre-Classic period, in the general chronology, between 1200 BC. C. and 500 a. C-

    They expressed rituals with human corpses, human deformities or mutilations ... It is believed that they are more than an art, also for some authors it is considered or was a language of that time.

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    His art is manifested through a great technical mastery of sculpture and carving, for many not surpassed by any other pre-Columbian civilization. Most of Olmec art is naturalistic, but it also uses a rich iconography that reflects religious significance, with fantastic anthropomorphic creatures, often highly stylized. A monumental or colossal art - made of clay, stone (mainly basalt and andesite) and wood - and a minor art or furniture - made of jade-jadeite and other green (serpentine) and obsidian stones - can be distinguished, along with some cave paintings. Stone monuments can be grouped into four classes.
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