The first of these works, executed in 1922, consisted of the mural. Relating the origin and destiny of man, and two designs for richly ornamented stained-glass windows influenced by popular art. They were followed by two further murals in the same building: the. Festival of the Holy Cross.
(1923-4), representing the popular festival of 3 May celebrated by bricklayers and stonemasons, and. (1931-3), with a geometric composition bearing a slight Cubist influence. , an allegory of the historical and spiritual union of Latin America in the form of a map, and.
Escolar Benito Juárez, a formally designed painting with Oriental figures similar in style to a mural made for Vasconcelos's private offices. Although Montenegro claimed to be a'subrealist' rather than a Surrealist, in his easel paintings he mixed reality and fantasy; two such works, which fall well within the bounds of Surrealism, were shown in 1940 at the International Exhibition of Surrealism held at the Galería de Arte Mexicano in Mexico City. In his later work Montenegro evolved an abstract style, although he never lost his interest in popular, pre-Hispanic and colonial art. He was also a fine portrait painter, and from the 1940s to the 1960s he produced a splendid series of self-portraits in which he is shown reflected in a convex mirror, thus combining elements of Mannerism and popular art. He illustrated books, made incursions into stage design, working for both the ballet and the theatre, and in 1934 created the Museo de Arte Popular in the recently inaugurated Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, becoming its first director.
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