Cuban creators to pay tribute to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
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- Arts and Culture
- culture an traditions
- North America
- Paint and Sculpture
- 11 / 04 / 2008
This tribute to the two founders of the Mexican Visual Arts Salon in 1949 is part of the activities for the Cuban Culture Day that is taking place in this nation.
Aimé García, Isabel Santos, Zaida del Río, Eduardo Yánez, Manuel López Oliva, Nelson Domínguez, Agustín Bejarano, Iván Rodríguez, Adigio Benítez and Nilda Rojo are some of the artists that are participating in this exhibition.
Frida Kahlo constitutes one of the important references in Mexican painting, whose life and work turn out to be indissoluble.
The traditional elements of Mexican history and culture are symbols of its artistic work, identified with its nationalist political position.
Diego Rivera, considered one of the best painters of all times and the father of Mexican mural painting, rescued pre-columbine past and represented in classicistic and simplified forms with life colors the most important moments of that nation’s history.
He tried to take art to the wide public, to streets and architecture, with a precise, direct and realistic language filled with social content.
The National Fine Arts Institute, through the Mexican Visual Arts Salon, the Cuban Embassy in Mexico, the Cuban Visual Arts National Council and the Mexican Embassy in Havana are sponsoring the exhibition.
The exhibition will remain open to the public until November 9 in the seat of the Mexican Visual Arts Salon from this capital.