From Modernism to the Avant-garde

Cosmopolitan Mexican Art

The first area introduces the relationship between Mexican and the European art movements of impressionism and postimpressionism, of symbolism and the cubist experience of some painters and sculptors as well as the growing influence of the works of Cézanne, Braque and Matisse on modern Mexican painting. It covers the uninterrupted time period of 1897 to 1932, in which the definite desire of the artists experiment with modern external art can be seen to be assimilated and later projected into the Mexican cultural context.