Saturday, October 29

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

Diego Rivera, “Liberation of the Peon” (1931)
"From the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 to the aftermath of World War II, artists and intellectuals in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country’s destiny. The exhibition tells the story of this exhilarating period through a remarkable range of images, from masterpieces by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo to transfixing works by their contemporaries Dr. Atl, María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and many others. Paint the Revolution offers a deep look at the forces that shaped modern art in Mexico, the progress of which was closely watched around the world. ..."
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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NY Times: ‘Paint the Revolution’ Offers Mexican Muralist Muscle and Delicate Beauty

2008 April: Frida Kahlo, 2009 March: Diego Rivera, 2011 April: Mexican muralism (Video), 2013 October: Mexican Portraits, 2012 July: Photographing the Mexican Revolution