Arte Herrera


Coleada / mexican charreria

Coleada / mexican charreria

Here we leave a little history about the charrería, as well as several images of the execution of this work.

Once delivered in Mexico next June, we will incorporate images of the delivery act here.

Work made to order.

Measurements: 142cm x 116cm

Technique: Contemporary realism on canvas

Günther Lütjens at Charro Festival in Mexico City April 1935

Günther Lütjens at Charro Festival in Mexico City April 1935

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History of the Charreria (Wikipedia)
In the 16th century, when the Spanish first settled in Mexico, they brought with them 16 horses, had orders to breed horses, and forbid non-Spaniards to ride them. However, soon the Spanish had a large cattle property and found it necessary to loosen the restrictions, the haciendas in the state of Hidalgo were some of the first places where the restrictions were lifted and a greater number of people were exposed to the horse riding which is when the cowboy culture from Spain spread throughout the country.
Mexican ranchers of the late 19th and 20th centuries dedicated to raising and herding cattle, as part of their work, were developing playful cattle handling techniques that would later become a sport.
Ranchers would be tasked with performing various jobs on the ranch, such as hunting runaway cattle, grading the ranch for cattle identification, and trapping bulls and horses. These works were the first versions of charro events.
Before the Mexican Revolution, work competitions on the ranch were generally between haciendas, but after the dissolution of the haciendas by the Mexican Revolution, charro traditions were slowly being lost, so charros from all over the country organized to meet in 1921 and formed the National Association of Charros. to keep the charrería tradition alive.
In 1920 (the year the Mexican Revolution ended), Silvano Barba, Inés Ramírez and Andrés Zemeño created the first Mexican charrería group in Guadalajara, called Charros de Jalisco.
The advent of Mexican cinema brought greater popularity, especially musicals that combined rancheras with the charra image.
Mexican Americans in the United States also held several charreadas during the same period, but in the 1970s, the Federación Mexicana de Charrería (FMCH) began helping them establish official charreadas north of the border. Now they are quite common. Sometimes the champion teams from the United States compete in the national competition from Mexico.

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