Refranes Mexicanos
Refranes Mexicanos
Refranes Mexicanos
Refranes Mexicanos

Refranes Mexicanos

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Author: Luz Artegas
Photographers: Giovanni Simeone, Robert Norbury, Beniamino Pisati, Alex Espinosa, Ronen Numa, Diana Coca, Edward Adams, Olimpio Fantuz, Dionisio Iemma, Mark Cocks, Susy Mezzanotte, Anne Maenurm, Jordan Banks, Ron Koeberer, Matteo Carassale, Paula Salischiker, Christine Mathieu , Jose 'Luis Roca, Stefano Amantini, Laurant Grandadam, Lisa Linder, Toumpanos Leonidas, Antonino Bartuccio, Natalino Russo

TongueBilingual Spanish and English
Cover: Soft cover with elastic closure
Format: 10,5x18,5 cm, 144 pages, 100 gms, FSC certified paper, acid free (pH Neutral)
ISBN 978-88-99180-90-4

Refranes Mexicanos is one small collection of sayings used in the daily life of every Mexican. Deep thoughts and life philosophies characterized by a folklore language that will bring out a smile, without neglecting, however, the teachings of life. Pearls of wisdom, accumulated over years of human experience, accompanied by artistic images that represent today's Mexico.


The author 

María de la Luz Artigas Aspe was born in 1980 in Mexico City. He studied Graphic Design at the Ibero-American University of Mexico City. She subsequently obtained a cooking diploma at the Ambrosía Centro Culinario, and subsequently specialized in Mexican gastronomy at the Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana. In 2014 he published his first book Carbon, has since collaborated on several editions with Ambar Editores like Cantinas, Ricones de la Ciudad de México, Tartas y otras delicias and Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación, Recinto del más alto tribunal del país


Those who prefer this color are positive and generally satisfied with the life they lead. He is constantly looking for harmony and has a good relationship with his body, or at least is on track to achieve it. In fact, brown is the color of the earth, and for this reason, in the psychology of color, it is strongly linked to the concreteness and importance of earthly roots. Originally the name derives from the color of the chestnuts, also called “marroni”.

Brown objects, especially if made of wood, often appear rustic and artisanal: it is a color that tells of manual work and the talent in concretely working the simplest materials. Even in the pictorial field, in fact, brown is the poorest and most artisanal color, used a lot and for obvious reasons by the realist current: not only can it be a pigment, but it is also the color of the canvas itself, the basis of any design. : some avant-gardists left a part of the picture unpainted to make the canvas visible. Brown comes from the union of the three primary colors. It is a starting point and it is up to people's sensitivity to show it more or less, to decide whether to enhance it or use it to enhance something else.

Therefore it is a very sober color: it is almost never the protagonist, but it is of essential support to the other chromatic tones. Even the most artisanal paper, when you think about it, tends towards brown. It is no coincidence that the cover of the notebook dedicated to Mexico has the color of a raw cardboard box, as a promise and exaltation of incredible places.

Also in this case there are - fortunately - contradictions: there are those who claim that pure brown instills sensations of warmth and is a restful color, almost maternal and, on the contrary. those who consider it a symbol of underground love, infernal parameter and dark fire.

Hint / TIP: Never underestimate the roots, backgrounds or who is sitting a little further back, thus making the ideas of others more visible!

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