Serendipity, I call it. I was in Mexico City recently (hence the paucity of posts) and wandered into the Museo Mural Diego Rivera where I was rather chuffed to see an exhibition of works by the emigre Russian artist Angelina Beloff (Ангелина Белова) (1879-1969).
Not that I had heard of this woman before, I confess. A little bit of investigation into her biography revealed her to be an abandoned wife of Diego Rivera (man, was he a cad or what?). She followed him to Mexico where he refused to admit he had had anything to do with her, so she blazed her own trail, becoming known for her artistic work and the establishment of a modernist school in her adopted country.
Her early work (in Paris) comprised illustrations for books. In Mexico, she taught sculpture.
For the princely sum of 45 pesos, one is allowed to click away (without flash) in (nearly) all of Mexico’s museums. So I took these photos of Beloff’s art: