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Two kids's portraits signed by the famend Mexican painter Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and that evoke the advanced interval after the Revolution in his nation are on view till April 5 on the Schoelkopf gallery in New York after spending many years in personal fingers.

Is about Nio y Girl sitting with rebozoeach from 1929, which have been a part of the 1931 exhibition that the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) devoted to the Mexican modernist and have been additionally included in his nice retrospective on the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, in 1949. .

In the work, Rivera attracts consideration to the unhappy gesture of the youngsters with huge eyes and darkish pores and skin who pose in rustic settings: the primary, on a sheet and carrying a pink turban, places his hand to his mouth, and the second, on a rug, stares with the corners of his mouth turned down.

The works have been acquired within the early Nineteen Thirties by gallery house owners Erhart Weyhe and Carl Zigrosser, who ran the distinguished Weyhe gallery in New York, given the “great interest” there was in Mexican modernism on the time, as he defined to Efe. the director of the gallery, Alana Ricca.


'Nia seated with a rebozo' (1929) by the painter Diego Rivera.NORA QUINTANILLA | EFE

Art skilled James Oles, writer of the textual content of the exhibition on the Schoelkopf, factors out that the kids are from working-class and indigenous households and that “they represent the “future beneficiaries of the Revolution” with a “solemnity that maybe underlines the problem of the working life into which they have been born.”

“For Rivera, these kids linked Mexico's distant previous with its proletarian future,” he points out, recalling that the muralist made a total of about 70 paintings of Mexican children, alone, in pairs, with their mothers or with elderly relatives, and who had “nice demand” in the market.

Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the 'melancholic artist'

You can also see two paintings by a lesser-known painter, Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, with similar themes: Maternitythe one in which a woman breastfeeds her baby, from 1927, and The runin which a group of people sing, from 1926, one of his most complex works among the few that are known.

The artist, who keep your distance from Rivera in life and artand to whom he attributes a melancholic rather than political style, addresses in that work “key post-revolutionary themes” with references to history, anthropology and popular culture, of which he makes an “elegant and modernist abstraction,” feedback Oles.


'Motherhood' (1927) by the painter Manuel Rodrguez Lozano (1896 -1971)NORA QUINTANILLA | EFE

Rodrguez Lozano (1896-1971), who did not receive artistic academic training, produced less than 40 works – most of them with unknown whereabouts– but that did not stop him from captivating the gallery owner Zigrosser, who visited his studio, bought several and wrote that they were “among the many most fascinating in Mexico.”

For Ricca, the “rediscovery” of these treasures of Mexican modernism occurs at the right time: “Certainly, lots of the themes that these artists handled have repercussions in the present day, particularly femininity, motherhood or group, and social issues as properly.” are relevant.”

“We say that (these works) have been rediscovered because they have been with the descendants of the purchasing family since then,” mentioned the director of the Schoelkopf, who added that “it is the “first time that the general public can see” the two paintings by Rodríguez Lozano.


'El corrido' (1926) by the painter Manuel Rodrguez Lozano.NORA QUINTANILLA | EFE

The work, they clarify, differ in worth from about 225,000 {dollars} to 1 million {dollars} (about 205,915 to 915,180 euros).