Profesor Raoul De la Sota
MexicanizationMexicanization is to make or become Mexican as in manner, customs, or dress. To be Mexican is to wear a sombrero, guaraches, listen to Banda, and live on a farm. Well to me being Mexican means having parents who were born and raised in Mexico. Although I was born in the United States of America, I still have the full blood of Mexican parents. In my Art 107 class at Los Angeles City College it made me really think about my Mexican culture and how it affects me. It showed me that not only was Mexico’s history so interesting but also so its art. Before this class I had no idea of how important the arts of Mexico were not only its people but the world. In this paper I will touch on subjects like the art, the culture, famous painters, and its history.
The year was 1500 B.C when the Olmecs formed the first form of civilization. They are known to be the “Mother Culture.”They established the first written form of communication amongst themselves. They communicated in the form of written dots and lines known as “Glifts,” which were written on blocks. I found it very interesting because the Olmecs created something that changed the world in their time. Even know they were not aware of their creation, it evolved into a language where they could communicate with each other visually and verbally. As the years passed many indigenous people started to break away and form their own cultures. Soon after the Olmecs came the Zapotecs, the Totonacs, and the Mayans. They too took the Olmecs language but turned it into theirs by adding and changing it up. Now a days there are roughly 6,500 languages spoken through the world and we can thank the Olmecs for creating the first form of language.
Being born and raised in the city of Los Angeles, California I was raised by both of my parents. My father and mother were both born in Mexico and came to the United States illegally in the 1980’s. The
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