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Mexico: A revolution in art 1910-1940

An unusual exhibition of Mexican modernist painters and their revolutionary works

By James Woodall   July 2013

Mexico: A revolution in art 1910-1940 The Royal Academy, from 6th July

Mexico’s greatest 20th-century poet, Octavio Paz, called his country’s revolution of 1910 “a return to the source… a rebeginning.” He was speaking as much about the art that the revolution inspired as the recovery of a spirit and sense of identity that reached back to before the Spanish conquest. An unusual summer show at the Royal Academy focuses on an explosive 30 years of Latin-American history through…

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