ART IN NICARAGUA – DREAMS IN STONE, LIVING IN THE PAST AND A WORLD OF COLORS
ART IN NICARAGUA is made of stone. Nicaraguan petroglyphs depict a variety of human and animal figures. The creative vision in many of the figures is astonishingly modern, or timeless. Art in Nicaragua is old and bold.
ART IN NICARAGUA lives in the past. The naïve art popular in Granada, Masaya and the island of Solentiname paints tropical forests and islands filled with jaguars, tapirs, dense vegetation, flowers and birds. Art in Nicaragua has its own idea of the Garden of Eden, splendid, and a shout from the past.
The naïve art in Nicaragua also depicts the colonial past, where beautiful cities are threatened by war and volcanoes. The corn husk art in Esteli, in Northern Nicaragua, loves pastoral scenes with beautiful women dancing and men playing the violin or the guitar.
ART IN NICARAGUA is inspired by Gueguense, a folkloric masterpiece combining music, dance and theater. Gueguense fills the streets of Diriamba during the feast of San Sebastian. Gueguense lives a colorful life in paintings and masks.
ART IN NICARAGUA remembers its golden years. Geniuses like Rodrigo Peñalba, Armando Morales, Alejandro Arostegui and Leoncio Saenz are well respected and their work has inspired generations of new artists. Art in Nicaragua has its brilliant Master Class.
ART IN NICARAGUA has new dance partners: artisans and designers. A bold new wave of refreshing design has grown from traditional roots transforming the pottery, inspiring corn husk artisans, hatters, basket weavers and fashion creators. This is where art in Nicaragua sees a promising future. MANOS NICAS is part of this journey.
Manos Nicas has specialized in developing art at a professional level, training its artisans and combining them with design. Our website is for the local market, but if you want to know more contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.