It’s still early days, but spending an hour perusing the Mexican folk art decorating the private home of John and Dorianne Venator in Valladolid is the highlight of our trip to Mexico so far. They don’t call it a house museum, to them it’s just home, but the couple graciously opens their doors to visitors every morning at 10:00 for guided tours of their house and extensive collection. All they ask in return is for visitors to make a voluntary donation to help local charities at the end of the tour.
Images of Frida Kahlo (here with husband Diego Rivera) are seen throughout the house.
The style of these tile works by Daniel Rosel reminded us a bit of Van Gogh (above and below).
And other pieces felt a little like Dali.
Meanwhile, flying deer playing instruments is a style all its own.
Even the dinner table is artsy.
But the pool is just modern cool.
With a touch of the irreverent.
This is not Mexican folk art (I think).