Emphasizing Rivera s distinctive approach to synthetic cubism, this exhibition will present 8 portrait paintings by Diego Rivera from the first quarter of the 20th Century. These extraordinary compositions of vivid colors and tactile surfaces demonstrate the artist`s engagement with themes of identity and place during a time of profound social and political upheaval in both Europe and México. The show explores the evocative links developed between Diego Rivera and objects, people, and places, often including specifically Mexican motifs or references to the experiences and people Rivera had encountered at his time in Paris, Madrid, Mallorca, and Toledo. Together, these paintings not only represent the artist`s finest cubist work, but they also offer meditations on self-identity and nationalism. The exhibition is curated by Christian Gerstheimer of the El Paso Museum of Art.
Entrada actualizada el el 03 jun de 2014