The Easel

Paint the Revolution Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

After a decade of civil conflict, Mexico’s newly elected government wanted local artists to create art that would unite the nation. The resultant movement was much broader than its star couple, Rivera and Kahlo. Mexico became, for a period, “the real crucible of Modernism” and a global focal point outside of war-shattered Europe. More images are here and short video (1.5 min) here.