Mexican Modernism honoured this summer at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
 

Mexican Modernism honoured this summer at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Featured Events, July 27, 2020 2020-07-27
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Le modernisme mexicain à l’honneur cet été au Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Monkeys

Until September 7, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is heating up your summer. Thanks to the exhibiton Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, visitors will get to see about twenty of world-famous contemporary artist Frida Kahlo’s paintings up close, including Self-Portrait with Necklace (1933), Self-Portrait with Braid (1941) and Diego On My Mind (1943). You will also get to admire the celebrated Arum Vendor (1943) from her husband, artist Diego Rivera. Throughout their life as lovers, Kahlo and Rivera shared a passionate relationship, punctuated with separations and parallel romances, but always united through art.

Witness the birth of an icon

The exhibition shows the amount of care Frida Kahlo put into her appearance through the multiple self-portraits and photos depicting her. Some of the areas of the exhibition are dedicated specifically to her clothing style and display outfits typical of that time, purchased at antique dealers by the Museum. Her preference for the traditional clothes of the Zapotec people, her mother’s people, illustrates the independence of her spirit. Her creativity and personality marked by illness, her plentiful life immortalized in her work are just a few of the reasons that explain the public’s fascination with her: a reality that is uncommon for a visual artist.

Dive into the heart of 20th-century Mexican art

During your visit, you’ll also get to discover many significant Mexican works of art from the 20th century. Some twenty paintings from renowned artists including David Alfaro Siqueiros, Carlos Orozco Romero and María Izquierdo are on display, as well as eighty period photographs, among which is a superb selection of works by Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, a couple and two of the most esteemed photographers of the last century. An exhibition full of colour that promises rich discoveries not to be missed!

Visit the rooms of the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion

If you’d like to see more of the Museum, many of the contemporary art exhibitions are open at all times, including From Ferron to BGL. Contemporary art in Quebec; Inuit Art. The Brousseau Collection. Ilippunga; Decorative Arts and Design in Quebec and the monumental work of Jean-Paul Riopelle, Tribute to Rosa Luxemburg. The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion is a gem of this museum complex that magnificently connects Grande Allée to the art district.

Le modernisme mexicain à l’honneur cet été au Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Mexican Modernism honoured this summer at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

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