On our last day we focused on going to the Hospicio Cabanas.
It was originally a workhouse, hospital, orphanage and almshouse.
The highlight of the interior is a series of monumental frescoes by Jose Clemente Orozoco .
It incudes one of his most famed creations,
the allegory of The Man of Fire (1936-39)
Hospicio Cabanas was made
a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997.
The Man of Fire
One piece called With a total lack of grace refers to people who have everything materially but are short of lack and not having to lose the parameter assessment of what they have. Way between worlds, installation created with seven thousand globes in three different sizes and made of plastic balls manufactured in China, plays with the idea that "the world is made in China that" since everything is built there. On the other hand, Dream talks about what builds the American dream to create a fantasy world, starts much oil and ends with a fictional war. Dream is created with using outdated
paper money meticulously cut and shaped into this fantasy world.
You can click HERE to read about this interesting artist and his exhibition.
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The next day we left early- said our goodbyes
Enjoy the travel! Sometimes there's as much to see between stops as there is at them.ReplyDelete
Looks like you're having a fabulous time. Excellent.ReplyDelete
Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥
Awesome photos. Those gardens look peaceful.ReplyDelete
I love the work of Orozoco and I'm jealous you got to see his work in his native land.ReplyDelete