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The Art that Made Mexico: Paradise, Power and Prayers

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Genre: Factual
Production Year: 2018

Broadcaster: BBC Four
Producer: Red Sky Productions

Presented by young British/Mexican artist Alinka Echeverria, this fascinating specialist factual series cleverly blends culture, history, nature, religion and politics to tell the story of art in Mexico, spanning from its famous ancient Aztec civilisation, right up to the present day. Revealing interviews with experts, that include historians, priests and painters, shed new light on how Mexican artists shook off European colonial influences to find a distinctive voice; and we learn how, through independence, revolution and beyond, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera became the authors of Mexican history and played a significant role in establishing Mexican nationalism. With episodes focused on the distinct influences of nature, power and faith, this beautiful series offers a unique take on the travelogue, while offering a new perspective on Mexico and how centuries of radical change have influenced its history - and art.

Available Episodes

  1. 1 Full Episode
  2. 2 Promo