Brief History of Mexican Art
In our next Mexican Art Auction, we celebrate the diversity of the art of this country, that is, of the art created in national territory, either by Mexican or foreignartists , to which Mexico likewise fell in love with its unique color and diversity. We invite you to this brief tour guided by some of the greatest artistic exponents that will be present at auction.
The Mexican muralists is one of the most representative national art movements of the twentieth century, which seeks to break with European standards and show the Mexican essence addressing social and political issues, committed to the new ideology of post porfirista thought.Soon, muralism gained strength and expanded throughout Latin America. David Alfaro Siqueiros, considered one of the three great Mexican muralists who, thanks to his interdisciplinary interest, took architectural, pictorial and cinematographic aspects, creating works in which he would include new techniques that would later be used by artists of the new vanguards such as Jackson Pollock.
Another important character, who is also the cover of our catalog is Adolfo Best Maugard, nationalist artist, choreographer, film director and part of the group of intellectuals who wanted to educate Mexico through art, accompanies us with a diptych in which we find to one of his emblematic characters with a penetrating gaze.
Of the second generation of muralists , Jorge González Camarena , artist who made murals and easel painting. His work is exhibited in Mexico and around the world. One of the main themes in her work was the feminine beauty that shows in her famous painting "La Patria" that illustrates the free textbooks of the SEP, that is why to continue surrounded by her muses that were strong and free women, We will have at auction the portrait of the famous French actress and singer Brigitte Bardot.
At the same time that the Mexican School of Painting had in the muralists its main exponents, a movement was brewing that sought to break with nationalist and political art: The Rupture, this movement brought to Mexico a more abstract and free art. On this occasion we have two participants of the movement: Juan Soriano who was a key piece to provide ideas and knowledge about the European avant-garde and Rafael Coronel that will delight us with an acrylic where a cerulean blue background that highlights one of its iconic characters.
Finally, in a more contemporary context, the presence of Sergio Hernández and Dr. Lakra enhance our auction showing the richness of Mexican art, reflected in its colors, textures, cultures and unique cosmogonies.
Through more than three hundred lots in the first session of the Auction of Mexican Art and Photography , we will review these and other important artists who gave their name to the modern era of art in Mexico.
Mexican Art and Photography Auction, first session, Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00 pm Monte Athos 179
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