Mexican muralism describes the large-scale painting of murals in the 1920s and 30s in Mexico. Here are some of the most famous artists of the movement.
The so-called Big Three of Mexican Muralism are Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Rivera was a famous artist in his own right, but perhaps best known to tourists as the husband of Frida Kahlo. A great introduction to his work can be had at his old house in Guanajuato, turned into a museum and gallery in his honor.
Orozco was known for his depictions of fear and suffering, with murals far staider than the glorious Revolutionary works of Rivera. You can see his work in his home city of Guadalajara, where Orozco’s murals adorn the walls of public buildings such as the Instituto Cultural Cabañas and the Palacio de Gobierno. Visitors can also see his old house and workshop, now known as El Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco.
Siqueiros was known as the most radically communist of the Big Three, which had a negative impact on his popularity in Mexico and in the United States. See his work at the Poliforum Siqueiros and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
Santa Monica, California, has such an incredible array of restaurants and bars, it can be difficult to choose one. Rustic Canyon on Wilshire Boulevard makes it easy to decide; the restaurant manages to clearly set itself apart from the rest.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
One of the greatest sights in the world, the great pyramids of Giza, stands towering in the desert, the imposing stature dwarfing tourists for miles. Visitors to Giza might feel twangs of adventure and exploration, but guests should be warned climbing the pyramids is forbidden.