Violeta Parra, First Latin American in the LouvreMay 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 MessageApril 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, FrogNovember 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 LadyOctober 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 ArtOctober 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 TimeSeptember 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 EarthSeptember 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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