Western Style Clothing In Colombian Art

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Colombian clothing generally involves western style clothing. On the coastal regions, modern dresses are loose fitting with bright colors that reflect the carribean influences. Urban professionals from the andean regions wear dark colored suits while farmers from the lower class wear loose skirts or pants. La pollera colora ¨brightly colored skirt¨ as shown in the right is colombia´s most well known national costume for women that are worn in carnivals. For parades, men wear matching pants, capes, and headdresses. Colombian art has been going on for 3,000 years of history that involves pottery, goldwork, and stone. It covers a wide range of media and styles ranging from Spanish Baroque to Quimbaya gold craftwork to ¨lyrical americanism¨.
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