Surrealism: Eyes of Mexico opens in New York

New York (Notimex) -- New York's Throckmorton gallery has inaugurated an exhibition called "Surrealism, Eyes of Mexico," which aims to show the profound influence the surrealist art movement had on Mexican photographers.

The exhibit includes works by Rosa Covarrubias, Tina Modotti, Manuel Alavarez Bravo, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Kati Horna, Hector Garcia, Graciela Iturbide and Flor Garduño.

Throckmorton said that Mexican artists created works that can be considered to belong to the surrealist movement.

In a visit in 1938, French poet André Breton said that Mexico itself was surrealist.

While many of the pictures show a more playful side of surrealism, most of them show a more serious subject: Mexico and its people.

Photo: New York City. Public Domain (CC0)