Monday, July 20, 2009

Photography Exhibition: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Viva Mexico! Edward Weston and His Contemporaries

Edward Weston, Mexican Cloud, 1926, Courtesy the Getty Museum, Los AngelesThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, periodically has terrific photographic exhibitions. Viva Mexico! Edward Weston and His Contemporaries is one such exhibit.

This exhibition will run through November 2, 2009
In the decades following the Constitution of 1917, Mexico became a powerful magnet for foreign artists and intellectuals drawn to its ideal climate, dramatic landscapes, and inexpensive cost of living.

Photographer Edward Weston's early biographer, Nancy Newhall, described Mexico as his "Paris," because Weston's short time there had such a lasting impact on his career. In the mid-1920s a vibrant photography movement in Mexico City centered around Weston and his Italian-born lover, Tina Modotti, and, during the 1930s, on the Surrealist-inspired work of Mexican native Manuel Alvarez Bravo, as well as the American photographer and documentary filmmaker Paul Strand.
The exhibition covers a wide range of Weston’s subjects, from portraits to avant-garde nudes, to abstract urban views and landscapes, and much more. The exhibition also includes work by Modotti, Strand, Bravo, and Edward Weston’s son, Brett Weston.

If you’re in the Boston area through November 2nd, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

1 comment:

Jim said...

I've been to this exhibition. Weston's photography is amazing.

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