September 9th, 2006

eyes black and white

Bellas Artes

Unlike what its name suggests, the museum of Bellas Artes doesn't have a lot of Fine Arts, but it still is well worth the short and cheap visit. You won't find classics there, but mostly copies of those Funny Arts that our XXth century ancestors used to call Modern, where conceptual jokes replace the exaltation of natural shapes. It notably contains a few mural paintings and other works by well-known mexican and other latin american artists, who obviously spent more time learning communist ideology than acquiring mastery of perspective and anatomy. On the other hand the over-the-top architecture with its marble halls illuminated with sunlight from the glass cupolas is quite worth the visit in and of itself.

proletarians of the world, have a cell phone conference call!