Camino a la Modernidad
The Path to Modernity: Mexican Modern Painting
Venue: Singapore Art Museum (71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555. Tel: 63323222)
Date: 15 November 2009 to 3 January 2010
Camino a la Modernidad, The Path to Modernity: Mexican Modern Painting traces major developments in Mexican art from the 1900s to the 1950s, where Mexican society underwent tremendous changes in social and political spheres that impacted much of its artistic expression.
The Mexican Revolution (1910) laid the foundation for a new artistic movement, Mexican Mural Renaissance, which attempted to bridge the class divide in the construction of a national identity and aesthetic, through bringing art to the masses in the form of highly accessible, outdoor public art murals. The exhibition features over 70 works from important Mexican public and private collections, including works by renowned mural artists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Roberto Montenegro, Rufino Tamayo, Maria Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Medallion, 1948,Oil/Masonite, 50 cm x 40 cm, Private Collection