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  • ICAA Record ID
    748731
    TITLE
    Las obras de Tina Modotti
    IN
    El Universal Ilustrado (México, D. F., México). -- No. 611 (Ene. 24, 1929)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 28 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Las obras de Tina Modotti." El Universal Ilustrado (Mexico City) 12, no.611 (January 1929): 28.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This article attempts to show Tina Modotti’s creative and artistic side during the media coverage that she endured in the difficult time following the assassination of her life partner and comrade in militancy, Julio Antonio Mella, who founded the Cuban Communist Party in 1925. The article includes two of her photographs taken during that critical time in her life; one is of a washing line and the other captures a mother breastfeeding her child. The article is an expression of the editorial staff’s support for Modotti.  

Annotations

This article is of great interest due to the author’s attempt to portray the Italian photographer Tina Modotti (1896-1942) in a favorable light. Referring to her importance as a member of Mexico’s cultural milieu, this anonymous writer burnishes her image—which had become so tarnished during the investigation into Julio Antonio Mella’s murder—by writing about her artistic, creative nature. The article also strives to introduce her work to a wider audience, and to identify her as a spokeswoman for working women with strong revolutionary convictions. 

Researcher
Rebeca Monroy
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit
Courtesy of El Universal de México, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional