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  • ICAA Record ID
    733020
    TITLE
    Nuevas notas sobre Siqueiros / por Luis Cardoza y Aragon
    IN
    México en el Arte (México, D. F., México). -- No. 4 (Oct. 1984)
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis. "Nuevas notas sobre Siqueiros." México en el arte (Mexico City), no.4 (October 1948): n.p.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
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Synopsis

Together with an article published by David Alfaro Siqueiros in México en el arte [Mexico in Art], the current document is part of a conversation between the artist and the Guatemalan critic Luis Cardoza y Aragón, concerning the current state of Mexican painting. Cardoza states the reasons why he feels close to Siqueiros’ œuvre, as well as what aspects distance him. He asserts that Siqueiros is the greatest, and perhaps the only experimenter in Mexico, by arguing that unique art forms may emerge even if the basis is the assimilated European culture. In that respect, the art critic describes both Mexican painting and Mexican Muralism as simultaneously traditional and revolutionary. He even places them at a very up-to-date crossroads for the year 1948, when the article is published. According to him, there are two options: to either follow the traditional trend of mural painting, or else to strive to broaden the tradition through intrinsically plastic/visual research.

Annotations

Rafael Solana was the coordinator of the publication México en el arte where this “conversation” between Luis Cardoza y Aragón (1901-1992) and David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974) concerning the state-of-the art of painting in Mexico was published. The article allows us an insight into the debate between a leftist critic and a revolutionary painter, during which each one sets the limits between agreements and discrepancies. This polemic covered several essays written during the year 1948. See also Siqueiros’ answer published in the same issue of the magazine [doc. no. 733030].

Researcher
Esther Acevedo : Dirección de Estudios Históricos, INAH / CURARE A.C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit
Courtesy of Fondo Patrimonial En Beneficio De El Colegio de México, A.C., Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Donación Alma Mérida : Museo Nacional de Arte