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  • ICAA Record ID
    779370
    TITLE
    Qué debemos al cubismo : La negación del arte burgués
    IN
    Frente a Frente : Órgano Central de la Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (México, D. F., México). -- No. 2 (Abr. 1936)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 14-15 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Qué debemos al cubismo: La negación del arte burgués." Frente a frente: Órgano central de la liga de escritores y artistas revolucionarios (Mexico City), no.2 (April 1936): 14-15.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This analysis of the meaning of the Cubist rupture—that was published in Frente a Frente [Face to Face], the journal of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists]—considers the fact that this radical aesthetic rupture cannot be grasped without an understanding of Paul Cézanne’s constructive synthesis. And such a synthetic focus was indeed a sort of art of ideas coined by either the poet Guillaume Apollinaire or the painter Pablo Picasso. The article discusses the economic backdrop inherent in all artistic production and, though it does not aim to reduce the material analysis of art to this single factor, it does acknowledge the totalitarian sense of avant-garde abstraction, most particularly as regards imperial expansion and capitalist decomposition. Hence the possibility of taking advantage of Cubist discoveries for revolutionary ends as well as the indication of Picasso’s influence on the Mexican movement: anti-imperialist and agrarian. 

Annotations

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) became a problematic figure for the militant artistic left in Mexico, a fact that was not infrequently denied by his dabbling in purist art, as it was called at the time. It is therefore important to consider the approach taken by the journal of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists], and how it sustained the vivid discussion concerning the contributions of certain avant-garde artists, most notably Picasso. 

Researcher
Francisco Reyes Palma : CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Fondo reservado de la Biblioteca Justino Fernández del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México