Monthly Archives: September 2015

Latin America at a Glance : Fun Facts

Image credits: Susan Douglas | Mel Hayes (c) 2015

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La Revolución

  The term La Revolución, Spanish for “The Revolution,” specifically refers to the Mexican Revolution that occurred from the years 1910-1917. The English term revolution most commonly refers to a rebellious act by an unsatisfied society determined to create a transformation … Continue reading

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Authenticity

The term “authenticity” refers to the many “truths” of an object or artwork [1]. In that an artwork can possess both authentic and inauthentic elements, the term is multidimensional. A forgery of a painting by Picasso is paradoxically an authentic … Continue reading

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Art Crimes in Brazil

International art crime is a phenomenon that is on the rise linked to the struggling world economy. In Latin American countries, where valuables are often unprotected, art crime is not a recent phenomenon (Werner, 3). A significant number of art … Continue reading

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Mail Art in Latin America

In Ked Friedman’s historical overview of mail art, mail art is not defined by its use of a specific medium. It is defined by the fact that the piece must be sent as a piece of correspondence, which is to … Continue reading

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The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC)

The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC) is a Cuban arts initiative and a platform for Latin American artists. Founded in 1995, the LFC is a non-governmental, non-profit foundation that Peter and Irene Ludwig created out of their love for the … Continue reading

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Mexican Photography

Photographs of Mexico have helped to define its people and culture. The purpose of Mexican photography is to create a cultural definition that represents the Mexican people so that one may appreciate and understand the message being conveyed. Culture can … Continue reading

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