Surrealism in Latin America

Begun in Europe, Surrealism soon crossed the Atlantic and took on a new life in Latin America.

c. 1925 - 1950

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Hector Hyppolite, <em>Ogou Feray also known as Ogoun Ferraille</em>
Hector Hyppolite, Ogou Feray also known as Ogoun Ferraille

Hector Hyppolite created many paintings that are tied to Vodou for the burgeoning Haitian art market of the 1940s.

Frida Kahlo, <em>Frieda and Diego Rivera</em>​
Frida Kahlo, Frieda and Diego Rivera

Diego is sturdy, solid, unmoving. Frida looks out, quizzically, and with her hand on his, seems to be breaking free.

Wifredo Lam, <em>The Jungle</em>
Wifredo Lam, The Jungle

This Cuban artist united European Surrealism with Afro-Caribbean culture.

Frida Kahlo, <em>The Two Fridas (Las dos Fridas)</em>
Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas (Las dos Fridas)

In her double self-portrait, Kahlo wears both European garb and the Indigenous clothing she grew to prefer.

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