HOLA MEXICO!

I recently checked out the Mexico exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art showcasing Mexican modern art over the course of 50 years. 66 Artists are represented with 184 pieces of art including paintings, photography, drawings, film and sculpture.

The traveling exhibit was initially shown in Paris and Dallas is fortunate to be the only stop in the states. There are master works of art from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with many other artists not internationally know. It was the lesser known artists that caught my eye and here are a few of the pieces I enjoyed.

Indian Woman from Oaxaco by Ramon Cano Manilla

Indian Woman from Oaxaco by Ramon Cano Manilla

The Indian Woman from Oaxaca was an exquisite painting by Ramon Cana Manilla. He paid great attention to detail and beautifully arranged the woman to stand out from the background vegetation. This was one of my favorite paintings!

Worker by Oliverio Martinez

Worker by Oliverio Martinez

This small sculpture was well balanced from every angle with a sweeping gesture. I can imagine him sprinting against a deadline for his work.

Mourning for Zapata by Francisco Arturo Marin

Mourning for Zapata by Francisco Arturo Marin

This sculpture was striking from all four sides depicting different scenes of the pall bearers in their grief. The toes and fingers echoed each other and became a pattern surrounding the piece. 

The exhibit was a real coup for Dallas and well done! If you get a chance, run to see it before it's gone!