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Vicenta Puzul de Gonzalez became the first Tz’utuhil Mayan woman to paint in oil, currently one of only three. She began in1992 under the tutelage of her husband Mariano Gonzalez Chavajay a renowned Tz’utuhil Mayan artist. Like the other two Tz’utuhil women who became artists, Vicenta spent much of her time helping her husband on the ambitious canvases he husband loved to paint. Vicenta’s own paintings seem so like that of her husband that Tz’utuhil artists mistakenly insisted that the paintings were too good and must be the work of her husband. Vicenta loves to paint faces, and now her faces may even be slightly better than those of her husband. Mariano is justly proud of his wife’s ability and wants her to succeed as on her own independent of him, a big step for a Mayan man from a traditional Mayan town. Vicenta Puzul de González es la primera mujer maya tz’utuhil en pintar al óleo, y una de las únicas cuatro pintoras que hay. Empezó en 1992 bajo la tutela de su marido Mariano González Chavajay, renombrado artista maya tz’utuhil. Al igual que las otras dos mujeres tz’utuhiles que se han convertido en artistas, Vicenta pasó mucho tiempo ayudando a su esposo con los ambiciosos lienzos que le encantaba pintar. Las obras de Vicenta se parecían tanto a las de su esposo que varios de los artistas tz’utuhiles insistían equivocadamente en que eran demasiado buenas y seguramente habían sido hechas por su esposo. A Vicenta le gusta mucho pintar rostros, y ahora tal vez sus rostros son levemente mejores que los de su marido. Con toda justicia, Mariano está orgulloso de la habilidad de su esposa y quiere que tenga éxito-independientemente de él-que sería un gran paso para una mujer maya de una comunidad tradicional.

[izquiera] Vicenta Puzul trabajando en una pintura que ella y su marido estan pintando juntos.


[left] Vicenta Puzul working on a painting that she and her husband are doing together.

 

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