I’m not the arty type really. My interests lay elsewhere, although I guess one of my favourite past times, photography, is art related. But in Mexico City art is difficult, if not impossible, to avoid. And it’s really very easy to quickly develop an appreciation of the paintings and monuments, and a fascination of the history of Mexico’s famous muralists.
This weeks random post comes from March of 2006, less than a year into my Mexico adventure. I freely confessed my artistic ignorance in a post entitled simply ‘Diego Rivera‘. And whilst I’m still not an ‘arty person’ at heart, I’ve since learned an awful lot more about Diego and his contemporaries.
Rivera’s monumental museum Anahuacalli is not the best place to go to see Rivera masterpieces. For those, you’d go to the National Palace, Bellas Artes, the Rivera museum next to Parque Alameda and elsewhere in the Centro Historico. But Anahuacalli is a ‘must see’. Set a little bit out of the way in Coyoacan, it doesn’t get the visitors in the numbers it deserves. The exhibits on display are very special, and there are some very early and very unique pieces of Riveras own work on display.