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Overview: Emphasizing Rivera's distinctive approach to synthetic cubism, this exhibition will present approximately 25 works from 1913 to 1915, when the artist was in France and Spain. These extraordinary compositions of vivid colors and tactile surfaces demonstrate the artist's engagement with themes of identity and place during a time of profound social and political upheaval in both Europe and Mexico. The show explores the evocative links developed between objects, people, and places, often including specifically Mexican motifs or references to the cities Rivera inhabited at the time (Paris, Madrid, Mallorca). Together, these paintings not only represent the artist's finest cubist work, but also offer important meditations on self-identity and nationalism. The exhibition celebrates an important 1915 painting, No. 9, Nature Morte Espagnole, recently left to the National Gallery of Art by Katharine Graham. Following its presentation at the Gallery, the show will travel to the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City. Pressetext

The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera: Memory, Politics, Place
Organisation: National Gallery of Art, Washington in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
Ort: East Building, Upper Level, North Bridge
nächste Station: 22.09.-16.01.2005 Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico