Mexican Modernism: A Brief History


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Zacatecas Landscape I. Francisco Goitia. 1914

The Philadelphia Museum of Art just closed one of the most monumental Mexican art exhibitions since 1943. But fear not! The show opens at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in February. Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 tells the story of the start of the revolution to a post-revolutionary and modern era. During this period, the art, filled with European aesthetics but uniquely Mexican, was not only influential within Mexico but became important in the United States as well. Paintings by Mexican artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, and Diego Rivera depict Mexican resilience, pride, woes and celebrations. Here are five of my favorite paintings contributing greatly to the storyline. #art

 

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