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Title Paint the revolution : Mexican modernism, 1910-1950 / edited by Matthew Affron, Mark A. Castro, Dafne Cruz Porchini, Renato González Mello ; with essays by Matthew Affron, Mark A. Castro, Mary K. Coffey, Dafne Cruz Porchini, Rita Eder, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, Laura González Flores, Renato González Mello, Robin Adèle Greeley, Anna Indych-López, Lynda Klich, Joseph J. Rishel, Juan Solís, Mireida Velázquez.

Publication Info. Phialdelphia, PA : Philadelphia Museum of Art ; Mexico City : Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 2016.


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Description xv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 25, 2016-January 8, 2017; Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, February 3-April 30, 2017; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 25-October 1, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-393) and index.
Contents Modern art and Mexico, 1910-1950 / Matthew Affron -- Plates. Modernism and Mexicanidad ; Paint the Revolution ; In the city ; Paint the USA ; In times of war -- Witnessing revolution, forging a nation / Robin Adèle Greeley -- "Everything was for the Revolution": muralism at the Ministry of Public Education / Dafne Cruz Porchini -- La Gráfica: outlets and workshops / Renato González Mello -- The best Maugard drawing method and a new generation of artists / Mireida Velázquez -- Mexico estridentista / Lynda Klich -- Tales of the city: the contemporáneos and modern Mexican art / Mark A. Castro -- Syllable, word, discourse: Mexican photography between Abstraction and Montage, 1910-1950 / Laura González Flores -- North of the border: exhibiting and collecting modern Mexican art in the United States / Joseph J. Rishel -- Mexican muralism in the United States in the early 1930s: the social, the real, and the modern / Anna Indych-López -- State ritual, mass politics, or mythopoesis? The many modalities of Mexican muralism, 1929-1950 / Mary K. Coffey -- Surrealism in Mexico: tensions and encounters / Rita Eder -- The rhetoric of light: fables of power and allegories of desire in Mexican film from the 1930s / Juan Solís -- Architecture and avant-garde practice in Mexico, 1928-1950 / Daniel Garza Usabiaga.
Summary In the wake of the 1910-20 Revolution, Mexico emerged as a centre of modern art, closely watched around the world. This books highlights the achievements of the tres grandes (three greats), Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and other renowned figures such as Rufino Tamayo and Frida Kahlo, but the book goes beyond these well-known names to present a fuller picture of the period from 1910 to 1950. Fourteen essays by authors from both the United States and Mexico offer a thorough reassessment of Mexican modernism from multiple perspectives. Some of the texts delve into thematic topics-developments in mural painting, the role of the government in the arts, intersections between modern art and cinema, and the impact of Mexican art in the United States, while others explore specific modernist genres such as printmaking, photography, and architecture. This beautifully illustrated book offers a comprehensive look at the period that brought Mexico onto the world stage during a period of political upheaval and dramatic social change.
Subject Modernism (Art) -- Mexico -- Exhibitions.
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Political aspects -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art and society -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Affron, Matthew (Art museum curator), editor.
Castro, Mark A., editor.
Cruz Porchini, Dafne, editor.
González Mello, Renato, editor.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, organizer, host institution.
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico), organizer, host institution.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, host institution.
ISBN 9780876332719

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