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Mexique 1900-1950

Mexique 1900-1950

The government of France and Mexico organize the largest retrospective yet on Mexican modern art.

From October 5th 2016 to January 23rd 2017 an important sample of Mexican modern artworks are exposed on the walls of the Grand Palais, Paris. This stunning Beaux-Arts building, hosts 230 artworks by 60 Mexican artists, active during the first half of the 20th century.

The extensive exhibition curated by Agustin Arteaga, focuses on the avant-garde character by artists such as Jorge Gonzalez Camarena, Rufino Tamayo, Nahui Olin, Roberto Montenegro, Frida Kahlo and the three great; Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

‘Mexique 1900-1950’, allows us to discover the spirit and essence of Mexico’s rich cultural heritage and reminds us of pivotal social contexts that influenced the development of Mexican art. It is with great pride that we would like to share with you our favorite modern artworks visible in Paris until January 23rd 2017.

Ramón Cano Manilla 1888-1974 , India oaxaqueña 1928, óleo sobre lienzo, 149 × 99.5 cm

Jorge González Camarena 1908-1980, Las Bañistas 1955, óleo sobre lienzo, 100 x 125 cm


David Alfaro Siqueiros 1896 – 1974, Nuestra Imagen Actual, 1947. Piroxiline on celotex and glass, 223 x 175 cm. Museo de Arte Moderno, INBA, México


Diego Rivera 1886-1957 , Río Juchitán 1953-55. Dimensions and medium unknown. Photo taken in 2007, Mexico cortesía de AFP/Archives


Frida Kahlo 1907-1954, Las dos Fridas 1939, óleo sobre lienzo, 173 x 173 cm, Museo de Arte Moderno, Ciudad de México


Jean Charlot 1898-1979, Mujer con cántaro 1922, óleo sobre lienzo, 84.5 x 58.5, colección Andrés Blaisten


Most of these works travelled from Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art and will soon head back there for you to experience them face-to-artwork.


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