August 5, 2009
Annabel Lugo Hoffman, a wife, lawyer and mother of two, always looks for ways to build her daughters' pride in their Hispanic heritage and show them how that can lead to a larger understanding of the world. This week, she begins with a quote from the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera, whose works are currently on display at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University. Check out her post.
USING ART TO LEARN ABOUT CULTURES
"As the old world would soon blow itself apart [in World War I], never to be the same again, so Cubism broke down forms as they had been for centuries, and was creating out of the fragments new forms, new objects, new patterns and--ultimately--new worlds."
"Así como el antiguo mundo pronto se autodestruye (con la I Guerra Mundíal) para no volver a ser jamás el mismo, así rompe el Cubismo las formas tal como han sido durante siglos, y de los fragmentos crea nuevas formas, nuevos objectos, nuevos patrones y - en úlima instancia--nuevos mundos."
Diego Rivera 1915
The words of Diego Rivera, the famous Mexican artist renown for his murals and fresco paintings, can currently be found on the second floor of the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University. My family recently attended Family Day: Diego Rivera in Paris, at the Meadows Museum, where we learned about the early years in Rivera's career in Paris, France, and enjoyed his Cubist style portraits that emerged from his experience in France.
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