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Exhibition November 15, 2018 − March 17, 2019

Carlos Merida. Writing portrait

The National Museum of Art in Mexico City presents the exhibition "Carlos Merida. Written portrait (1891-1984)". The exhibition passes 100 years after the artist arrives in Mexico. Presented the most complete retrospective of Guatemalan creativity during his stay in the country - until his death in 1984.

The exhibition is in the nature of a documentary study based on the study of the four archives that make up the artist’s universe. Visually can get acquainted with the multifaceted life and creative stages of the painter, full of experience, lines, notes, rhythms and colors.

Carlos Merida was born in 1891 in Guatemala. He studied in Paris. He taught at the National School of Plastic Arts in Mexico City. In the 1920s. was a member of the Syndicate of the revolutionary painters, sculptors and engravers in Mexico, worked as an assistant to Diego Rivera. He worked a lot in the USA, Mexico and European countries. His works, inspired by folk life and folklore, are made in a generalized silhouette-plane manner. An example of this is the painting of the children's library of the Ministry of Education in Mexico City. Author of the book "Contemporary Mexican Artists" (1937).