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  • Violeta Parra, First Latin American in the Louvre

    By May 7, 2020

    In April 1964 the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris hosted an extraordinary exhibition which went down in history as the first solo show of a Latin-American artist that the Louvre had ever witnessed. The artist was a...

  • The Art of Antonio Berni: Through Many Styles, One Timeless Message

    By April 6, 2020

    A Young Artist and the Birth of Nuevo Realismo While Che Guevara may have been the most famous revolutionary to be born in Rosario, Argentina, the city was also the birthplace of Antonio Berni. Born in 1905, Berni...

  • Painting of the Week: Francisco Toledo, Frog

    By November 24, 2019

    This is an unusual watercolor diptych by the late Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, who died this year. The work encompasses two totally opposite scenes; the sensual and intimate painting on the left hand side called Sapo con tortuga...

  • La Calavera Catrina. A Skeleton Lady

    By October 28, 2019

    We all know Coco, a Pixar animation about a boy who dreams of becoming a musician, so he enters a talent contest, suddenly disappears from this world and finds himself in the after life, among the dead. It...

  • All the Fuss and Feathers in Pre-Columbian Art

    By October 7, 2019

    Artisans in pre-Columbian and colonial Mexico, as in Peru, used feathers to create exquisite adornments for nobles, fancy textiles for the elite, and provided feather embellishments for the shields and military costumes of the warriors. It wasn’t camp;...

  • Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her Time

    By September 18, 2019

    Tina Modotti is a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of 20th-century history. Her way of making art is a testimony to the world around her and her eye on it. Emigration to the States Tina Modotti...

  • The Largest Mural on Earth

    By September 16, 2019

    Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), it means back to Ciudad Universitaria, the beautiful...

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