1984 Laureate, Cultural Heritage
Belgium, Born 1947
In 1975, a young Belgian archaeologist and art historian, Martine Fettweis-Viénot, began a single-handed study of the colourful Maya murals of Mexico and Guatemala. Her painstaking copying of the paintings, which is to result eventually in a published catalogue, led her to new theories about the murals and their role in Maya society.
paintings in Martine's database as of 1996
sites visited in documenting murals
culturally and environmentally different zones in Martine's research
year of Martine's Brussels exhibition of photographs, maps and Mayan wall paintings