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Wassily Kandinsky: What Does Colour Sound?

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings.
Wassily Kandisky

What if you could hear color? What if you could hear a painting? A new project by Google Arts & Culture in collaboration with Centre Pompidou in Paris lets you explore the oustanding mind of Wassily Kandinsky (Moscow, 1886 – Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1944) and hear the colors just as he would hear them.

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Art History, Artists, List

5 works to meet Remedios Varo

By Sybaris

After the First World War, the world was rebuilding, and not just geographically or politically. From the arts there were many manifestations that shook the international arena. Surrealism was one of them. Surrealism had an impact on the visual arts, cinema and literature, mainly. Some of its most important representatives are André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst or Man Ray. In Mexico, Surrealism was magnificently received. Luis Buñuel, for example, changed national cinematography by fusing realistic and surreal interests. Remedios Varo was born in Spain on December 16, 1908. However, she always considered herself Mexican. To commemorate her birth anniversary, we review 5 of her most important works.

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Art History, Artists

5 murals to meet Diego Rivera

By Sybaris

After the Mexican Revolution, the country was in ruins. Its reconstruction required a plan that would involve different sectors, including the artistic and cultural. In this context, Muralism was not only an aesthetic movement where its members exposed their technical capabilities, but also a purpose to project a national identity in the international arena. Not all the links between State and art are harmful: Muralism also allowed humble people who do not have access to art to observe the works of these artists in their day-to-day lives. In addition to that some muralists – such as Siqueiros, Rivera and Orozco – became true emblems of Mexican art. We selected 5 of Diego Rivera’s most representative murals to get closer to his work.

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Art History

5 moments to meet… Jumex Museum

By Sybaris

As Claire Bishop mentions in her dazzling essay Radical Museology, during the 21st century, museum proposals around the world come mainly from private initiative. In that sense, museums have been very important in defining a term that surrounds us: contemporaneity. Inaugurated in November 2013, the Jumex Museum is one of the main contemporary art museums not only in Mexico, but in all of Latin America. Here we recover 5 outstanding moments that have marked its history.

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