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  • ICAA Record ID
    786680
    TITLE
    Alfaro Siqueiros funda en México el Centro de Arte Realista Moderno / Por Elvira Vargas
    IN
    Mañana (México, D. F., México). -- No. 37 (May. 13, 1944)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 68-69, 81 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Interviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Vargas, Elvira. "Alfaro Siqueiros funda en México el Centro de Arte Realista Moderno." Mañana (Mexico City), no.37 (May 1944): 68-69, 81.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

According to this article, David Alfaro Siqueiros had just founded the Centro de Arte Realista [Center for Realist Art] that was intended to function as a “school” or “institute” in which research into techniques, pedagogical theory, geometry, physics, mechanics, and anything and everything related to the visual arts could be conducted. The underlying idea was to rescue the original social program of “Modern Mexican Painting” from “deviations and a weakening in the essential value of its production.” This article claims to be the first interview granted by the painter since his return to Mexico six months earlier. 

Annotations

The Centro de Arte Realista [Center for Realist Art] sought to gather the artists of the so-called Mexican School of Painting and use new technical resources to express ideas that were in sync with the latest industrial innovations. Though a magazine was to have been published, and the group was supposed to include Diego Rivera (1886-1957), José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991), Carlos Mérida (1891-1984) and Manuel Rodríguez Lozano (1896-1971), the implementation of the Center never materialized. 

Siqueiros returned to Mexico in December 1943 after spending three years in South America and Cuba in self-imposed exile following the attack on Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) at his home in Coyoacán.

Researcher
Diana Briuolo
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit

Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional