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Bizarre

Party with Skulls and Skeletons: Day of the Dead in Mexico

Heaven and earth are never as close as they are on that day. November 1 and 2 are traditionally celebrated as the Day of the Dead when spirits come...

Magda Michalska 30 October 2023

Artist Stories

Frida Kahlo: The Suffering Behind Her Paintings

The image of Frida Kahlo has become very popular in our society: we can find her face or artworks on colorful and bright t-shirts, earrings, cups,...

Arianna Richetti 10 October 2023

Latin American Women Modernists: Norah Borges, Vieja quinta, 1966, Museo de Arte Tigre, Tigre, Argentina. Women Artists

10 Women Artists Who Pioneered Modern Art in Latin America

Latin American painters, sculptors, and printmakers were at the forefront of the aesthetic revolution that shook the 20th century. Until recently,...

Kathie Manthorne 9 October 2023

Prehistoric Art

Lower Pecos Rock Art: Prehistoric Painting in North America

On the Texas-Mexico border, there are treasures of prehistoric art: hundreds of painted caves and rock shelters dating as early as 2000 BCE. Filled...

Alexandra Kiely 12 September 2023

Leonora Carrington, Self-portrait, 1938-1939, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Detail. Surrealism

Leonora Carrington and Her Surrealist Life in Her Own Words

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) is considered one of the greatest but most neglected British Surrealists. Her life story is a fascinating one: she...

Magda Michalska 25 August 2023

Women Artists

Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her Time

Tina Modotti was a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of 20th-century history. Her way of making art is a testimony to the world...

Maia Heguiaphal 16 August 2023

Women Artists

Tina Modotti: Photographer Made Revolutionary

Her life story reads like a script tailor-made for a movie (are you listening, Hollywood?). After all, how often do we encounter narratives of...

Magda Michalska 16 August 2023

Feathers in Pre-Columbian Art:Juan Bautista Cuiris, Portrait of Christ, 1950s, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Detail. South American Art

All the Fuss and Feathers in Pre-Columbian Art

Artisans in pre-Columbian and colonial Mexico, as in Peru, used feathers to create exquisite adornments for nobles, fancy textiles for the elite, and...

Alicja Gluszek 5 August 2023

History

The International Dispute over Moctezuma’s Headdress

Throughout Mexico’s rich history, two significant milestones have shaped its identity: the fall of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec city that laid the...

Magda Michalska 5 August 2023

Art History 101

Mexican Colors in Art: 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 5 August 2023

Women Artists

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist: The Art and Politics of Frida Kahlo

Marxist, nationalist, feminist – these are the words that describe not only the political convictions but also the artworks of Frida Kahlo.

Kacper Grass 6 July 2023

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 6 July 2023