Probably nowhere on this Earth there's better selection of colours than in Mexico. It's always a questionable thing but on very general note this statement looks just like that.
Every single graphic design piece from Australia stands out from amongst any other countries. Crazily mixed flashy colours of Brazil can bring you vertigo (especially when moving in the rhythm of samba of the female part of population) and red and orange sands from Namibia can stop an average man and take his breath away for a while.
So what about Mexico? Partly this question can be answered after visiting the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, surely the best museum in the world due to its original exhibitions. When visiting it, it's obvious that the original inhabitants of Mesoamerica were very talented artists when using colour as strong element of any kind of art. Climate, mostly sunny and bright environment have contributed much to colour design.
Then significant designers came, Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Pedro Linares, the creator of colourful alebrijes, to name a few, who influenced the art life in Mexico. But not only the big names; ordinary people - the way they paint their houses, restaurants and small coffee shops, for example, is far from ordinary and hard to find anywhere else.
Their holidays, events, fiestas, no matter if they are national, religious or just private ones with clothes and variety of masks are always colourful. Colours are everywhere - flowers on the markets, food in restaurants, pottery and things of everyday use.
This photo essay shows variety of colours that can be found in Mexico everywhere although the shots were taken in selected places of that country. Sit back and enjoy!