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Revolution on Paper

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A British Museum Tour Between 1910 and 1920, Mexico was convulsed by a socialist revolution that aimed to topple the elite ruling class and improve conditions for society at large. Walls of public buildings were covered with vast murals, and workshops made prints for mass distribution. Some of the finest of these prints were produced by the three great men of Mexican art of the period known as ‘los tres grandes’: Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. All the prints in the exhibition come from the British Museum’s collection which has been acquired thanks to the generosity of the Aldama Foundation, Dave and Reba Williams and The Art Fund.

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Image: Diego Rivera, Emiliano Zapata and his horse, 1932. Presented by The Art Fund. © 2010, Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museum Trust, Mexico D.F/DACS