Edward Weston: Photographs of Mexico
Mexico has been the inspiration of many artists, in the 60's as a child I lived at Ometuzco Street Colonia Condesa, many foreign artists were living in that area even then.
Edward Weston is a good example of an artist that was both inspired and admired in Mexico.His lover, Italian actress Tina Modotti was his muse and shared his passion for my country, creating her own art.
There will be an exhibit of his photographs at the Phoenix Art Museum from August 9 -November 15, 2008
Full of striking compositions, dramatic still lifes and exquisitely beautiful landscapes, Phoenix Art Museum presents an artistic exploration of Mexico seen through the lens of one of the twentieth century’s most influential photographers, Edward Weston. Edward Weston: Mexico examines a variety of Weston’s early and rare photographs revealing his devotion to the ideals of art, his progression toward the modernist style and his passion for love and life.
This stunning collection of 60 photographs displays the local culture and scenery of Mexico in the 1920s – a rich period for the arts known as the Mexican Renaissance