If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice that back in March 2008, Latina gave itself a little face-lift. Guided by our übertalented Creative Director Florian Bachleda, we sought out to represent the diversity of our culture, but we didn't want to use any of the expected graphics associated with it (sorry, no Chiquita bananas here). Instead, Florian found inspiration in a fine arts exhibit called The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, which featured Latin American artists whose work was characterized by abstract, geometric shapes.
Now the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas presents another landmark exhibition titled Francisco Matto: The Modern and the Mythic, featuring the work of a certain prolific Uruguayan artist (1911–1995).
According to curator Ursula Davila-Villa, "This exhibition will be the first opportunity for many U.S. audiences to examine the beautiful landscapes, portraits, cityscapes, abstractions and sculptures of this modernist master as they follow Matto's artistic trajectory and discover the influence of Pre-Columbian art on the history of South American modernism."
The exhibit is on display starting this week until Sept. 27.