Mexican artists

1535, the year of the great migration to the “New World", a turning point and re-birth for art in Mexico. Spanish and European artists had moved to Mexico and developed a new art with a Western influence. Until the 18th century, Mexican art and Christianity maintained a very strong relationship. With the independence of Mexico in the 19-century, the liberalization of the spirits, and the rise of Mexican Fine Art schools, the century was defined by academic superiority. Mexican artists thought about art differently and approached new themes, denouncing the misery and violence of their country. However, the 20th century truly marked the history of Mexican art. The art scene was at its peak. With Impressionist, Expressionist, Surrealist, and Abstract currents, the 20th century represented a committed period in Mexican art. Artists caricatured Mexican society, particularly through “Muralism" or the art of fresco. Carrying strong political and social messages, this movement became the foundation of Mexican art. Even today, Mexican artists such as Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo or Diego Rivera, question and inform us through their art.

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