... is bordered to the north by the United States, to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Mexican society is characterized by extremes of wealth and poverty, with a limited middle class wedged between an elite cadre of landowners and investors and masses of rural and urban poor. Despite the socio-economic polarities, it faces as a developing country, Mexico is one of Latin America’s most dominant economic and political forces. It has a dynamic industrial base, vast mineral resources, a wide-ranging service sector, and the world’s largest population of Spanish speakers—about two and a half times that of Spain or Colombia.
Mexico is a country rich in culture and arts beginning in the Pre-Columbian era, ca. 8000BC, to the Spanish Colonial period, and on to the present day. Visual art serves as a vehicle to communicate to the viewer different aspects of Mexican culture, society, politics, and other art forms like music and dance.