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  • ICAA Record ID
    758022
    TITLE
    Arte y nacionalismo
    IN
    El Demócrata : Diario Independiente de la mañana (México, D. F., México). -- Jul. 7, 1923
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 3
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Arte y nacionalismo." El Demócrata: Diario independiente de la mañana (Mexico City), July 7, 1923.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

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.

Annotations

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.

Researcher
Esther Acevedo : Dirección de Estudios Históricos, INAH / CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit

Location
Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público