Central America

  1. Interactive map of the countries in Central America and the Caribbean. Central America is the southernmost part of North America on the Isthmus of Panama, that links the continent to South America and consists of the countries south of Mexico: Belize,Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras,Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

First of all I’d like to start with the architecture of Central America. Because of the variety of countries, some of the architecture is rather different from the other styles. I like how Central America is mixed, like mashing many cultures into one – I love the versatility and the ‘clashing’ effect it has.

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The style of art is quite loud and bright with lots of patterns, it almost reminds me of some styles of cubism but without the angular part (cubism without the cubes… Makes sense haha). I have come across quite a few mandalas which are very beautiful and colourful, to contradict this there is also a lot of street art following the same brightly coloured style as the other pieces. When it comes to fabrics, many different coloured twines are visible on top of one bright block colour to create beautiful patterns. It reminds me of African art somewhat.
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I have included a map of Central America for reference.





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