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Generación de la Ruptura: Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Mexican Art

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The Generación de la Ruptura, or "Breakaway Generation," represents a pivotal moment in Mexican art history. Emerging in the mid-20th century, this movement marked a decisive shift away from the dominant Mexican muralism tradition that had defined the nation's artistic identity since the 1920s. Spearheaded by a new wave of artists, the Ruptura challenged the political, social, and artistic norms established by their predecessors, embracing a more personal and globally influenced approach to art. This post explores the origins, key figures, techniques, and lasting impact of the Generación de la Ruptura, highlighting its significant contributions to contemporary Mexican art from the 1950s onward. José Luis Cuevas - The Orgy Historical Context and Origins The Generación de la Ruptura arose in the early 1950s, catalyzed by the criticisms of José Luis Cuevas, who argued that the established Mexican School of Painting had become overly dogmatic, formulaic, and nationalistic. Th