One of the biggest exhibitions to open this autumn in Paris, Mexique: 1900-1950 – organised by the Grand Palais, Paris, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo Nacional de Arte de Mexico – tracks Mexican modern art history during a turbulent 50-year period of momentous political and cultural change in the country.
Featuring more than 200 works by more than 60 artists, the exhibition is a comprehensive and well-documented overview of Mexican art during the years before and following the revolution. The exhibition includes works by the three ‘greats’ of Mexican art – Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as Frida Kahlo’s paintings, compositions by Rufino Tamayo and photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Tina Modotti.
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Before the Mexican Revolution