Art: Mexican Missionaries

There was a time when Italy led the world in matters of art. But last week Italy gratefully accepted the Mexican Government's offer to lend-lease its three master muralists (Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros). The big three will help convert Italy's gaudy Mussolini Era civic architecture to the uses of democracy. Their assignment: to furbish "Forum Mussolini," the Duce's red brick and white marble memorial to himself on the banks of the Tiber (now a U.S. Army rest camp), where young Fascists used to flock to learn fencing and fawning.

Mexico's left-wing moderns, who rode to fame in the turbulent revolutionary days of Mexico's...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!