Recently, I took myself on an Artist's Date! An artist date is all about bringing play into your life so rather than "dragging" the family kicking and screaming to the museum, I took a solo trip to The San Diego Museum of Art to see it's exhibition, Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection. The collection showcased artists from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Unfortunately, the Frida Kahlo paintings left the exhibition early but some of the artists that were featured in this exhibition were Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero, Alfredo Castañeda, Pedro Figari, Gunther Gerzso, Félix González-Torres, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Kazuya Sakai, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jesús Rafael Soto, Lino Eneas Spilimbergo, Rufino Tamayo and Joaquín Torres-García.
This was definitely my favorite Diego Rivera one! Rather than blathering on, I'm going to share some latin eye candy with you! I am still swooning over them! Enjoy!
THE FRIDA AND ME EXHIBIT
At the end of the exhibition, was an interactive exhibit called Frida and Me. It was based on Frida Kahlo's home called Casa Azul in Mexico City. It had a recreation of her bed where the kids could lay and draw self portraits, using mirror reflecting their image from the top of the bed, just like Frida did. It played movies of her and Diego and told about her accident and her relationship with the prominent Mexican artist Diego Rivera, whose work was also featured in Modern Masters from Latin America.