Name Descriptor: Best-Maugard, Adolfo×
  • A New Method for Developing Creative Imagination
    Best-Maugard, Adolfo
    This text speaks of the evolution of sensorial perception and its relation to artistic expression. It proposes that the method of Adolfo Best Maugard be used in arts education because it would permit greater development and personal satisfaction [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825910

  • Adventuring with the seven motives of creative imagination
    McCall, Emma
    Emma McCall adapted Adolfo Best Maugard’s Método de Dibujo [Method of Drawing] to the U.S. cultural and educational milieu in order to take advantage of this art instruction system with U.S. children and young adults. As in the method proposed by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780228

  • Arte Mexicano
    Henríquez Ureña, Pedro, 1884-1946
    This text chronologically summarizes the conception, development and implementation of Best’s drafting method that culminated in a publication of it. The publication places it within the context of American ideas, celebrating its good judgment to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825923

  • Concurso de pintura tema : “La Madre” : Convocatoria
    The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) and the Organizing Committee of the III Congreso Latinoamericano de Ginecología y Obstetricia [3rd Latin American Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference] organized an art contest as one of the cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775015

  • Cosas del momento : Best Maugard y su sistema de enseñanza artística
    Frías, José D., 1891-1936
    Adolfo Best Maugard describes the nature of “authentic” Mexican art in order to define the essential features of the aesthetic idea based on a “grammar of drawing” that he proposes as the formula for what he sees as “current national art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771701

  • Del origen y peculiaridades del arte popular mexicano
    Best-Maugard, Adolfo
    This text explains the theoretical basis for Best Maugard’s drafting method prior to the development of his manual explained in the following section. The theory is based on a platonic and universal perspective of art that expresses universal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825928

  • El arte nacionalista de Best Maugard
    Lara Pardo, Luis
    Luis Lara Pardo interviews the painter Adolfo Best Maugard about the work the latter is doing in the United States. Lara Pardo claims that Best Maugard’s proposal illustrates that he has found a new horizon in Mexican art—one that is rooted in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771735

  • El dibujo infantil en el México actual / Children´s drawing in present day Mexico
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    Diego Rivera begins his article on how children draw in Mexico by saying that he hates the instruction provided by the Academy, which starts by teaching children how to draw illustrations, then sculpture, and finally the nude model. Rivera criticizes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734230

  • El Método Best Maugard para la enseñanza del dibujo y su aplicación a lo trabajos manuales
    Best Pontones, Fernando, 1889-1957
    Best Pontones assesses the system of art instruction that was being used at that time in schools under the aegis of the Departamento de Dibujo y Trabajos Manuales [Ministry of Drawing and Manual Exercises]. An artist and a teacher, he thought that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771626

  • El movimiento actual de la pintura en México
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro; Charlot, Jean
    This is the first of a four-part article on the technical nature of the Mexican painting movement. Violent aesthetic transformations had occurred in the last few years while art criticism against painters oscillated between grand praise and fury. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815178

  • El movimiento actual de la pintura en México : La influencia benéfica de la Revolución sobre las Artes Plásticas
    Hernández Araujo, Juan
    This is the last installment of an article in four parts by painters David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jean Charlot, about the character of the current movement of painting in Mexico. The article, as foretold by the title, is going to be about the positive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757972

  • El Museo de arte Moderno : Hay de todo como en la botica
    Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    Critic Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna reviews the content of the newly opened Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. After several visits to take in the breadth of the collection, he concludes that the Mexican painting section [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798315

  • Informe que rinde la Dirección de Dibujo y Trabajos Manuales, sobre las labores llevadas a cabo del primero de julio a la fecha
    In accordance with the report, the most important work achieved by the Dirección de Dibujo y Trabajos Manuales [Department of Drawing and Crafts] of the Secretaría de Educación Pública [SEP, Ministry of Public Education], within the stated period [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771694

  • Introduction
    Stewart, Virginia
    In this book, published in 1951, Virginia Stewart looks back at the 45 most representative artists of modern Mexican painting. Her list, created at the end of the golden era of the “Mexican School of Painting,” includes painters from the first [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748181

  • La función social del arte
    Tablada, José Juan, 1871-1945
    In his introduction to Método de Dibujo [Drafting Method], José Juan Tablada identifies it as a weapon in the struggle to establish harmony and democracy amid the chaos and authoritarianism in the artistic milieu. He states that the process at work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825932

  • La labor mexicanista de Adolfo Best Maugard
    This biographical sketch highlights Adolfo Best Maugard’s artistic career in the fields of dance, theater, book illustration, and teaching. Referring to Best Maugard’s visual arts production, the author of the article mentions the Knoedler [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736702

  • La pintura en México
    Cosío Villegas, Daniel, 1898-1976
    Daniel Cosío Villegas wonders why the natural order of having better writers than artists—painters, to be more precise—has been inverted in Mexico. He concludes that there are many reasons: an intense nationalism in politics as well as in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755305

  • La pintura monumental y de experimentación en México
    Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    In this article, art critic Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna wrote about mural painting and its importance in the evolution of Mexican art. He believed the murals should be intimately connected to the life of the country that produces them given their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779993

  • Las decoraciones que pasaron a ser revolucionarias
    Acevedo, Esther
    Using newspaper sources, Esther Acevedo explores the diverse ways in which different groups of artists and intellectuals arose during 1920-1924 around the concept of “what is national,” particularly in the visual arts. She also investigates the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 833203

  • Los pintores mexicanos no fracasaron en New York : La campaña en contra de estos artista (sic) sólo se ha hecho por la envidia
    Tablada, José Juan, 1871-1945
    On the occasion of the Exposición de Artistas Independientes [Exhibition by Independent Artists] in New York, José Juan Tablada responded—with a spirited defense of the Mexican artists whose work was on display—to rumors he had heard [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783816

  • Notas artísticas : las decoraciones florales de las Canos de Xochimilco
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    What is most relevant in Carlos Mérida’s article is his statement about the little appreciation granted to popular art, which he considers the only possible aesthetic manifestation of the country. For Mérida, the European artistic invasion still [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747095

  • Nueva York de día y de noche : Mexicanos en Nueva York.- La Metamorfisis de Tata Nacho.- Best Maugard.- Tata Nacho y Covarrubias.- El Rancho Mexicano
    Tablada, José Juan, 1871-1945
    The poet José Juan Tablada thought it was immensely important—politically, socially, and culturally—that Mexican painters should be gaining visibility in the United States. He reasoned that once the doors were open to Mexican art, Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771608

  • Sociedad de Arte Moderno
    The Sociedad de Arte Moderno [Society of Modern Art] names a long list of “associates,” including its president, Jorge Enciso, the avant-garde painter who subsequently devoted himself to historical and anthropological research and to public [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799735

  • Un cuadro de la pintura mexicana actual
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    Xavier Villaurrutia conducts a retrospective of Mexican painting in the 1920s, the origin of which he ascribes to the revolutionary movement of the previous decade. In this context, the author criticizes those painters who continued to follow [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752538