Amman, The Embassy of Mexico in Jordan in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes in Amman and the Embassy of Spain in Jordan on Monday inaugurated the photographic exhibition Expressions of Arabic Architecture in Mexico, by Mexican author Rocio Laureano.
The exhibition “Expressions of Arab Architecture in Mexico” is composed of 30 photographs of Mudejar architecture monuments, such as the convent of San Gabriel in Puebla, built in 1540 during the Spanish colonial period in Mexico. The images of the exhibition also included buildings and modern homes in Mexico, whose architecture resembles the Mudejar and the Islamic architecture in Spain.
Mudejar art arrived in Latin America during the first century of Spanish presence, that is, in the 16th century. The most visible and lasting traces of the Mudejar in the American continent occurred in the field of architecture. The Mudejar monuments are characterized by an extremely refined and ingenious use of brick and glazed ceramics, the use of plaster and paneled ceilings.
The appearance of Mudejar art in Spain around the 12th century was due to the peculiar political, social and cultural conditions of the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula. Influenced in part by Islamic art, the Mudejar also shows traces of contemporary trends in European architectural styles, particularly Gothic.
The exhibition will be open at the Instituto Cervantes from June 17 to July 18, Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Source: Jordan News Agency