Afternoon Salon

Muralism and Beyond in 20th-Century Latin American Art

The Flower Vendor (Girl with Lilies), 1941
Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886-1957
Oil on masonite
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Cary Grant
© 2013 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Muralism and Beyond in 20th-Century Latin American Art

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Educator: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Diego Rivera’s iconic Flower Vendor perfectly represents the type of post-revolutionary imagery used by Mexican artists to construct a national identity. After examining The Flower Vendor, discuss how other Latin American artists such as Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Matta and Gego stretched beyond public, political and mural art using different facets of modernism to create works that express a more personal, intellectual or universal point of view.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants. | Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.