South American Art

South American Art

Mexican Colors: From Mesoamerica to the World

Not so long ago, artists got their pigments from nature. In consequence, every region of the world had its own pigments and shades of colors. In...

Jimena Escoto 2 September 2021

featured

Masterpiece of the Week: Sebastián Zalcedo, Virgin of Guadalupe

The Virgin of Guadalupe depicts the narrative of the Christian Virgin Mary who allegedly appeared multiple times in December 1531 before a Mexican...

James W Singer 29 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Saturnino Herrán, Our Ancient Gods

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 15 August 2021

South American Art

All About Cuban Modernism in Five Artworks

Let's find out how Cuban Modernism happened!

Natalia Tiberio 1 August 2021

South American Art

Modernism in Brazil: One Week That Has Changed It All

In 1922, the Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) was held in Brazil. Marking the official beginning of Modernism in Brazil, the event lasted an...

Vithória Konzen Dill 29 July 2021

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 19 July 2021

Art Travels

Traveling Artists in Mexico: The First Generation

The 19th century was a tumultuous time for Mexico, to say the least. In 1821, it achieved its independence. However, the war devastated the country...

Jimena Escoto 10 July 2021

South American Art

When in Mexico: Mysterious and Beautiful Flower Crowned Nun Portraits

Gambol into the lobby of most Mexican hotels, or visit any antique store in Mexico, and you’re bound to find a portrait of an 18th or 19th-century...

Guest Profile 5 July 2021

Fashion

Dress Like an Artist: Frida Kahlo’s Unique Style

Frida Kahlo is one of those women who are instantly recognizable. Even though she lived in the first half of the 20th century, she still evokes a...

Ledys Chemin 3 June 2021

Artist Stories

Check Out These Rare and Beautiful Childhood Photos of Frida Kahlo by Her Father, Guillermo

Have you ever imagined what artists looked like when they were kids? Well, in this case, you don’t even have to use your imagination. Frida...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 June 2021

South American Art

Diego Rivera: The Controversial Story of Man at Crossroads

At the suggestion of his mother, Nelson Rockefeller commissioned Diego Rivera, a passionate Mexican socialist artist, to paint the mural that was...

Ruxi Rusu 17 May 2021

South American Art

Art and Ritual: Culture of the Enigmatic Moche People

The Moche were an ancient, indigenous people of Andean Peru. They are considered to be one of the most influential civilizations of the ancient...

Marga Patterson 18 March 2021