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Rebel without a pause: the tempestuous life of Diego Rivera Jim Tuck

In art as in life, Diego Rivera was a man constantly in rebellion. At 16, he left the prestigious San Carlos Academy in Mexico City in protest against the academy's emphasis on representational art. He... read more

Jose Maria Alejos Madrigal: Generations of ceramic creativity in San Jose de Gracia, Michoacan Travis Whitehead

"I learned from my parents. It's been passed down from generation to generation." read more

Mexican painter Gabriela Epstein: color, form and energy Erin Cassin

Epstein spent eleven years on a Chiapas coffee plantation. Its fertile landscape seeped into her subconscious and left an indelible impression. read more

Jacobo Angeles: A rich wood-carving tradition in Oaxaca, dating to pre-Hispanic times Alvin Starkman

Jacobo Ángeles' work is prominently displayed in The Smithsonian, Chicago's National Museum of Mexican Art, and elsewhere throughout the continent and further abroad, in museums, art colleges and gall... read more

Artstuff - Ancient American Goddess Art by Juan Compo

Ancient American Goddess images by Juan Compo, in paintings, murals, wall hangings, posters and fabrics, are now in private collections in the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico. Juan Compo is the name chosen ... read more

Edward James, Builder Of Dreams Michael Kernan

 "Look, we move among a bunch of 'pseudo-realists',   who.... produce nothing but junk.   So, they try to act like madmen to justify themselves.   On the other hand, you who are real   lab... read more

Did You Know? Artists in Mexico with disabilities Tony Burton

Several famous Mexican artists had serious physical disabilities. Three Mexican artists, whose very different works are admired annually by thousands, and who were born in successive decades of the ni... read more

An artistic evolution: Three modern Mexican muralists Erin Cassin

For these three young men, art is not just an integral part of their lives, but a vital force in society as a whole. read more

Frida - A Novel By Barbara Mujica Reviewed by James Tipton

Throughout the novel, we see the forceful character of Frida displaying itself The largest Frida Kahlo exhibit ever has just ended in Mexico City. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her b... read more

Georg Rauch: A Clear View All The Way To The Horizon Reviewed by James Tipton

After thirty years as an artist in Mexico (and close to 2000 paintings spanning more than fifty years), Georg has been adopted as a "Mexican" artist. Here in central Mexico he found peace.

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Inner reality: Ary Stillman in Cuernavaca Erin Cassin

Cuernavaca worked a miracle on Ary and his painting seemed revitalized. For the next few years, there was an outpouring of fantasies on canvas or paper. read more

The vibrant voyages of Mexican artist Hector Ramirez Erin Cassin

Drenched in color, the paintings of Chihuahua artist H. Ramírez pulse with energy and emotion. These elements form the core of Ramírez's work; his very brushstrokes are informed by the artist's inner sentiments.

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Georg Rauch: Artist in Mexico gallery

Born in Austria, Rauch survived the horrors of WWII and began painting seriously in Vienna in 1949. Strongly influenced by his fellow Viennese painters Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, h... read more

Famous Mexicans on their stamps - Frida Kahlo Peter Laux

Frida Kahlo was a talented artist considered by many to be a modern master. She also was a tough lady, fighting physical adversity from early childhood. Her artwork provides a look into her tormented b... read more

Mexican muralists: the big three - Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros. Rita Pomade

Mexico in 1910 was a country in despair. Foreign domination had been replaced by the tyranny of President Porfirio Diaz. Two-thirds of the people lived in abject poverty and slavery was growing at a fa... read more

Francisco Goitia - A Product Of His Times Rita Pomade

When we talk of Mexico's great painters, Francisco Goitia isn't the first name that comes to mind. Yet, without a doubt, he is one of last century's great painters. He the spirit of his times and refle... read more

Maria Izquierdo - Monumento Artistico De La Nación Rita Pomade

On October 25, 2002, one hundred years after her birth , the Mexican painter Maria Izquierdo was declared a Monumento Artistico de la Nación by Mexico City's National Commission for Arts and Culture. ... read more

Rufino Tamayo Rita Pomade

I've just recently seen the " Tamayo Illustrador" exhibition at the Museo del Periodismo y las Artes Graficas in downtown Guadalajara. Rufino Tamayo is a Mexican icon, and this was one show I did... read more

Saturnino Herran: A Bright Light Too Soon Extinguished Rita Pomade

At least ten years before the "Big Three" - Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros - came into their own as world-renown muralists, a lone painter was setting the groundwork. His name was Saturnino Herran. He was t... read more

Mexican painter Lorena Rodriguez: from the personal to the universal Erin Cassin

Lorena Rodríguez is shattering stereotypes about Mexican women one brushstroke at a time. Her multidimensional, female characters inhabit Mexico's contemporary landscape. Her paintings explore the many layers that comprise these women and the society in which they live. read more

A family tradition in Michoacan: the pineapple pottery of Hilario Alejos Madrigal Erin Cassin

All of my sentiments, all of my imagination are imprinted in a pineapple. It is the way in which I share my imagination with people. read more

Casa Santiago: Zapotec rug weavers of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca Alvin Starkman

Porfirio Santiago weaving a Zapotec rug in Oaxaca, Mexico Copyright 2007-03-01 Porfirio Santiago is at his loom, diligently weaving a massive 2 x 3 meter rug with traditional designs, f... read more

Michoacan's master craftspeople and their arts Travis Whitehead

Abdon Punzo Angel's thick hands tapped minute details into the menacing snout of the copper dragon that sat immobilized in a vise, its body seeming to squirm. Beside him, another shiny dragon writhed f... read more

Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo - Universal artist from Colima Wendy Devlin

In the half-light I enter the ‘horno’ or oven room. A base of reds frames the pre-Hispanic pieces in the Museum of Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo. It is easy to imagine the fiery origin of the land ... read more

Life translated to art: the works of Mexican painter Mara Odette Erin Cassin

Even if I see a landscape or a flower or the ocean, I can detect a human feeling, so it reminds me (that) I am human. read more
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