Monday, January 30, 2017

Culture: A Visit @ Museo De Arte Moderno De Medellín, Colombia

(Drivebycuriosity) - Medellin, Colombia, may be known by the Netflix series "Narcos". But the Colombian metropolis is also a place of art. On Saturday my wife and I visited the Museo de Arte Moderno, the Museum of Modern Art there.

We could see a nice selection on three floors. The museum focuses on the works by Débora Arango. This artist was born in Medellín. Throughout her career, Arango used her artwork to explore many politically charged and controversial issues, her subjects ranging from nude women to the role of the Roman Catholic Church to dictatorships, write Wikipedia .(wikipedia). Her style is called "figurative expressionist", which reminds of the German espressionists.

Above my favorites from the show. Both images look like movie shots.

Arango referred often to the role of women in the Colombian society.

                                                Schizophrenia In Prison

Above you can see "school girls" followed by "schizophrenia in prison".

It is interesting that the female artist often portrayed women in the nude.

Above some surrealist images.

The museum shows also works of other artists of course. Above a lithography by Òscar Jaramillo followed by Miguel Ángel Rojas`"Blue Jean".

Above a sculpture by Bernardo Salcedo.


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