Surrealism in Mexico


Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with a crown of thorns and a hummingbird, 1940. Oil on canvas, mounted on wooden board, The Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. This and other works by female surrealists can be seen at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec until September 3, 2012.

In the early 20th century, Paris was considered the artistic capital of the western world wahere art had become more a product of the mind and less the representation of what is perceived by the senses.

Individualism became more and more important and thus one witnessed a variety of new trends.