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					Throughout history, art has inspired, soothe and encourage people. This is also visible in the art of the
twentieth century. So this month's newsletter will be a review of those literary, artistic and
cinematographic expression through forged American culture.

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of the most famous female artists of Mexico. However, their aspiration to
be an artist was developed solely as a result of a serious car accident that inspired her to teach herself to
paint, fresh from eighteen. Today, is respected internationally for its colorful self portraits and shocking.
Kahlo found early support from her husband Diego Rivera (1886 - 1957), a highly trained artist whose
dramatic murals, it is said, have risen fresco painting in Latin America. These murals are also recognized
by the bold use of color he uses, but unlike most personal work of his wife, Rivera covers topics
"Mexicanists" of greater historical importance.

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), Chile is considered one of the best writers of love poems in the world. It is
speculated that Pablo Neruda (Neftali Ricardo Reyes born Basoalto) decided to write and publish under
this pseudonym to fool his father, whose criticism discourage their desire to write. He was awarded the
Nobel Prize for literature in 1971. Another Chilean poet, Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) was the first Latin
American woman to win the same award in 1945. His poems reflect his passion for human causes,
including inspiration largely served its community. He also served as an educator, an official cultural,
diplomatic and sent to several European countries.

Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel Garcia Marquez are probably the two American authors that have made
inroads into the forefront of world literature. Borges (1899-1986), Argentina, is renowned for its
treatment of time in his work. Like Frida Kahlo, a near-fatal accident served as inspiration for a highly
creative period, from which emerged the big stories for which he is remembered today. García Márquez
(1928) for his part, began his career as a journalist in Colombia, and has since been able to establish as a
writer of novels and short stories. His work is wary of his style, magical realism to combine reality and
fantasy in the same narrative level. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982.

The Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado (1912) began his writing career at age twenty, age in which he
published his first book. Most of his novels depict urban life of the lower classes in Bahia, exposing her
left philosophy. His work satirizes the Brazilian government, so his books were banned and he was
imprisoned in 1935.

Walter Salles, most recently lauded for his film "Central do Brasil" ("Central Station") is one of the most
acclaimed Brazilian filmmakers lately. It began as a documentary filmmaker in 1986 trying social
concerns in Brazil and the search for both national and individual identity. Continues to address similar
issues in his films, as done in "Central Station," in which tells the story of a young orphan and his
relationship with a woman who writes letters for illiterate people from Central Station Rio

Be giving voice to the marginalized, or carrying on a journey of fantasy art fans, writers, artists and
filmmakers have managed to permeate American footprint deep into the culture of the twentieth
century. Their contribution has been wide and varied and can not be summarized briefly, but I hope you
enjoyed this cultural tour through the latest art movements in Latin America.

				
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