Art History

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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Art History, Artists, Featured Artist

José González Veites: Abstract Geometry

By Sybaris Collection

The work of José González Veites (Mexico City, 1957) is one of the most hidden treasures in Mexican art history. Although his paintings has been subjetc of several essays written by art critics and theorist as Teresa del Conde, Rita Eder or María Minera, no major solo exhibitions devoted to Veites have been made recently in Mexico. However, his technique and his concept of the painting reveals a both a deeply knowledge and interest about the canvas as a surface to define light, color and space.

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Art History, Artists, Collections, News, Performance

Art theft: activism or crime?

By Sybaris Collection

Art has always been object of desire not only for art lovers, but for thiefs or kidnappers trying to make theirselfs millionaires. As artworks in museums are considered incredibly valuable objects for their cultural heritage and artistic importance, the acts of kidnapp or stole art are defined by law as crimes. But what happen when these robberies are activism or artistic performances by itselfs?

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Art History, Artists

3 Works to Meet… Louise Bourgeois

By Sybaris Collection

It is easy to identify yourself with Louise Bourgeois’ work. Her pieces of art are the result of an introspection process where she relates images from her childhood with feelings such as loneliness, desire and maternal love. Universal emotions and feelings that, approached from a deeply personal perspective, connect with the public immediately.

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