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Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art


Dallas Museum of Art / Dallas / Art

Alfredo Ramos Martínez (1871–1946), a pioneer of Mexican modernism, drew inspiration from the European masters van Gogh and Rembrandt. In his painting Flores Mexicanas, Martinez frames four elegant women in a Fauvist garden of deep greens and candy-colored roses (pure Dolce & Gabbana). How does this painting, 9 feet by 12, fit into the changing depictions of women in Mexican art? This survey of art and textiles from the 20th century includes work by María Izquierdo, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. —E.C.

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