The notion of the moderno, or modern, in Latin America is more associated with a mindset than a particular style.
Latin American art
Considering Brazil’s Racial Heritage
The 18th-century Brazilian sculptor Aleijadinho was the mixed-race son of a black slave and one of his country’s most legendary artists. In the gold-rich state of Minas Gerais, where millions lost their lives in the mines, tourists still pay to visit the immaculate baroque churches he embellished.
The State of Iberoamerican Folk Art
In 1995, Cándida Fernández de Calderón embarked on a remarkable expedition to support Mexican folk art.
At the Guggenheim, Three Critical Takes on Latin America
Let’s start by saying, just in case it’s not obvious, that there’s something nearly impossible about conceptualizing and mounting a show as wide in its thematic and geographic scope as Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, curated by Pablo León de la Barra.
A Texas Museum Helps Pioneer an Appreciation for Latin American Art
Latin American art has become fashionable these days.
From Dalí to Leonardo on the Backs of Playing Cards
When Brazilian artist Sōnia Menna Barreto was a teenager in São Paulo, her mother used to stay up all night long playing cards with her friends. That memory sunk into Barreto’s consciousness, surfacing in a surreal series of trompe l’oeil paintings the artist has been creating over the last few years.