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  • El rey ha muerto : Viva el rey: La renovación de la pintura mexicana
    Manrique, Jorge Alberto
    In this essay, originally published in 1970, Jorge Alberto Manrique points out that in the 1950s the Mexican School of Painting began to stagnate in terms of both form and motifs. However, official support allowed it to maintain its control of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798006

  • Ensayo de exégesis de Rufino Tamayo
    Nelken, Margarita
    Margarita Nelken’s biography of Rufino Tamayo includes stories that explain how his painting evolved along different paths from the ones taken by the Big Three. Though he acknowledged his indigenous identity, that particular factor did not lead him [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748141

  • La cortina de nopal
    Cuevas, José Luis
    In this seminal text from the mid-1950s, a young José Luis Cuevas criticizes the cultural policies of the Mexican government three decades later for still favoring nationalist art, especially as pictured in murals. Cuevas tells an ironic story that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 788032

  • La Ruptura, 1935–1955
    Felguérez, Manuel, 1928-
    In this essay, written in 1988, Manuel Felguérez relates the beginnings of what is known as the Ruptura movement in the 1950s. Felguérez points out that the arrival of refugees from the Spanish Civil War and other European nations in the previous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 788048

  • Latin-American Art : Introduction: From the Conquest to 1900
    Lincoln, Kirstein
    The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) published this catalog along with the 1943 exhibition, The Latin American Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. It was the first major exhibition of Latin American art at MoMA, and it included works by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748193

  • Los sueños pintados de Alberto Gironella
    Paz, Octavio
    In this essay, Octavio Paz discusses the dreamy, surrealist nature of the work of Alberto Gironella. Paz points out that Gironella’s art is situated between the word and the image, and this is why he defines him as a poet of visual images: a & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785788

  • Orozco "explains"
    Orozco, José Clemente
    In this text, José Clemente Orozco marks his distance from the ideological and aesthetic positions of either Diego Rivera or David Alfaro Siqueiros. Without mentioning them by name, Orozco criticizes the political orientation that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 812285

  • The Historical Significance of Mexican Art and Architecture
    Arendt, Marion Lucile
    The book from which this essay was taken is a compendium of and apology for Mexican art from the pre-Columbian era through the twentieth century. Like many of her compatriots, the author Marion Lucille Arendt visited Mexico in the mid-1920s, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748353

  • The New School of Painting in Mexico
    Gorostiza, José
    José Gorostiza analyzes a group of painters who comprise what he calls the Nueva Escuela de Pintura [New School of Painting] in Mexico. Its representatives include Julio Castellanos, Jesús Guerrero Galván, Agustín Lazo, Carlos Mérida, Roberto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752590

  • The work of Diego Rivera
    Paine, Frances Flynn
    This essay by Frances Flynn Paine covers the life and career of Diego Rivera, emphasizing its romantic aspects as well as his early vocation, his extraordinary imagination, his great intelligence, and his passionate temperament. The narrative is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 812268