The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
After criticizing the painters of the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (ENP), the newspaper El Demócrata speaks of the triumphs Mexico achieved abroad, through singers, writers, and the architects during the Río de Janeiro Expo. These are our successes, it comments; they belong to all of us, to the Nation. For this reason, the newspaper demands that artists improve art education.
El Demócrata, adaily morning newspaper,had been the organ of the Democratic Party during the time of the Revolutión, since their ideology was closer to that of the (positivist-prone) “scientific” supporters of Porfirio Díaz than that of the revolutionaries. Their opinions on painting and the movement brewing at the ENP lacked the tools to judge the work or the movement, since the parameters of their proposal were a completely new to them. This is an important article, since it shows the different sectors of society that wanted the arts to be successful beyond Mexico. However, based on their conservatism, they only paid attention to the songs and music that accompanied dancing, the materials of folklore.