Latin America

Carmen Herrera Portrait Women Artists

Homage to Carmen Herrera, An Artist That Never Gave Up

On February 12th, 2022, the world lost one of its greatest contemporary artists. Carmen Herrera had a long and prolific career, working every day in...

Natalia Tiberio 19 February 2023

Interview

Beyond Frida – Amazing Modern Mexican Art Collection You Didn’t Know About: Andrés Blaisten Museum

With over 12,000 works of art—including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints—the Andrés Blaisten Collection is considered the...

Kate Wojtczak 23 November 2022

History

Exploring the History of Mexico in the Murals of The Big Three

Although most commonly associated with the works of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican muralism has actually...

Kacper Grass 23 November 2022

Review

Book Review: Frida Kahlo’s Unimaginable Life

Fridamania is contagious. Reading the Frida Kahlo book written by Hettie Judah almost drags us to the brink of melancholic stroke despite being armed...

Urvi Chheda 6 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Our Ancient Gods by Saturnino Herrán

Saturnino Herrán’s Our Ancient Gods is a masterful painting of Mexican Modernism from the early 20th century. It evokes the strength, dignity, and...

James W Singer 6 May 2022

Sor Maria Francisca de San Pedro, Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, 1760 Painting

An Instant Becomes Eternity: Nuns’ Profession Portraits in the 18th Century New Spain

At the beginning of the 18th century in New Spain (colonial Mexico), portraits of local elites became an essential genre. In a society with a strong...

Wen Gu 3 March 2022

Artist Stories

Diego Rivera’s Life in Self-Portraits

Diego Rivera is mostly famous for his controversial mural for the Rockefeller family and for being the husband of Frida Kahlo. Yet in his lifetime,...

Magda Michalska 10 February 2022

Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Mexico Museo Soumaya Museum Stories

Museo Soumaya – 21st Century Spectacle in Mexico City

Frida Kahlo’s self portraits and reproductions of Our Lady of Guadalupe are baked into the symbolism of Mexico City. Comparable to these...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 10 January 2022

Latin America

Diego Rivera in Detroit: The Great Controversy

How do you get 10,000 people to visit an art museum on opening day during the Great Depression? You create a controversy, or at lease encourage one.

Rachel Istvan 8 December 2021