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Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940

from 06/07/2013 to 29/09/2013

Event: Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940

Location: Royal Academy of Arts, W1

Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940 is an exhibition on the art of Mexico created when the country went through revolution and great social upheaval, which brought in a new order and with it a cultural renaissance, sponsored by the new regime.

The Royal Academy has gathered around 120 paintings and photographs from public and private collections of works by both Mexican and international artists who visited the country during this period.

Artists such as the muralist Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros were at the heart of the art movement painting murals depicting scenes from the revolution and of Mexican society.

And international artists and photographers, including Tina Modotti, Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, Edward Burra and Philip Guston, who all worked in Mexico, are included in the show.

The Mexico exhibition overlaps with the RA’s Summer Exhibition (until 18 Aug) at the beginning and the Australia exhibition (21 Sep-8 Dec) at its end.

Mexico: A Revolution in Art is on at the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly from 6 Jul to 29 Sep 2013, open daily 10am to 6pm, except Fri until 10pm.