In the first of a video series inspired by the Royal Academy exhibition Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940
we take a look at the Mexican mural programme of the early 20th century, and the huge impact it had on the art of the period.
Find out more:
- San Ildefonso College, Mexico City
A former Jesuit boarding school that is now a museum and cultural centre, San Ildefonso College contains numerous murals by José Clemente Orozco and other artists.
- Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Studio Museum, Mexico City
This museum, once the home of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, consists of two adjacent buildings designed by the architect Juan O'Gorman. Rivera used one of the buildings as his studio and living space, Kahlo the other. They are connected by a rooftop walkway.
Known as "The City of the Gods", Teotihuacan is a pre-Columbian archaelogicial site 40km from Mexico City famous for its pyramid complex and Avenue of the Dead.
Also in this series:
An introduction to José Guadalupe Posada
Posada was an illustrator and printmaker who produced a huge amount of work throughout the period of the Mexican revolution.
Edward Burra in Mexico
What brought the English watercolour artist Edward Burra to Mexico in the 1930s? We visit Cuernavaca, subject of Burra's painting El Paseo.
RA Magazine travelled to Mexico courtesy of the Mexico Tourism Board