Friday, June 19

the avant-garde of 20th century Mexico

I recently went to the MFA in Boston and saw the Vida Y Drama: Modern Mexican Prints Exhibit. It is a small, but excellent collection of prints by the likes of Alberto Beltran, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, among others.
It is fascinating to see how these great 20th century Mexican artists, inspired by American and European Avant-Garde art, used printmaking methods to depict and comment on what they saw around them; from political and social injustice to intimate portraits and studies. I highly recommend seeing it if you're in the area. It is on display until November 2nd, 2009.

1 comment:

Sprout said...

Thanks for telling me about this! Glad I have till Nov. to get there though. :-)