Topic Descriptor: Mexican Muralist×
  • Mexican influence on U.S. art: 1930-1936
    Quirarte, Jacinto, 1931-
    Arguing that art history must always account for precedents and influences, art historian Jacinto Quirarte’s essay traces the way in which Mexican muralists influenced American artists during the 1930s. The author suggests that, in this case, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 826346

  • Mexican murals by Marion Greenwood
    Rivas, Guillermo
    This document offers a description of the murals that Marion Greenwood, an American painter and Brooklyn native, created for the Mercado Abelardo L. Rodríguez. Urban and rural labor, industrial development, the class struggle, and the struggle [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771787

  • Mi vida con Siqueiros : Graciela Amador narra su vida con el pintor : La historia de un amor vivido con intensidad (Primera parte)
    Amador, Graciela
    In 1948, many years after their relationship ended, Graciela Amador tells of the events of her life with David Alfaro Siqueiros, in this article, the first in a series of four. This first article begins on January 6, 1918, when she met the painter; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815248

  • Muralismo : basta ya de “cuadros grandes”; hagamos murales, declara Alfaro Siqueiros, fustigando a Diego, a Tamayo y a O´Gorman
    Álvarez Fe, Vicente
    Vicente Fé Álvarez interviews David Alfaro Siqueiros, who speaks his mind about the current state of mural painting and talks about how he (Siqueiros) has tried to change it. The artist says that mural painting is like cinematography, explaining [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735242

  • No hay crisis en la pintura solo estancamiento
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    In this article, Luis Cardoza y Aragón reviews the events of 1957, and laments the deaths of Diego Rivera and Miguel Covarrubias. He lists the various exhibitions taking place in Mexico City, including different murals, such as the Fanny Ravel in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769904

  • No hay mas ruta que la nuestra : Importancia nacional e internacional de la pintura mexicana moderna
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This is a collection of articles by David Alfaro Siqueiros in which he restates the principles of an art about war, linking it to the great artistic traditions expressed in the work of artists such as Dr. Atl, José Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774358

  • Noticia de D. A. Siqueiros
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This article quotes comments made by David Alfaro Siqueiros about contemporary art (in 1940) that appeared in the Mexican magazine Romance (a popular magazine in Latin America). Seven years after his visit to the Río de la Plata region, Siqueiros [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223640

  • Nuestras artes en Michigan: an overview of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic art in Michigan
    Gonzales, Jesse
    In this text, Jesse Gonzales presents an overview of Latino art in Michigan, from the nineteenth-century to the time when he published this essay, touching upon key moments from the 1920s to the 1990s. Gonzales features early fiestas patrias [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781991

  • Nuestras encuestas : la pintura en Latinoamérica : que nos dice Luis Felipe Noé
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    TheBuenos Aires magazine Hoy en la cultura [Today’s Culture] proposes an interview with three basic questions: Mexican Muralism and its continuity, the validity of pre-Columbian culture and folklore for artists, and the local features of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740703

  • Nuevas notas sobre Siqueiros
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    Together with an article published by David Alfaro Siqueiros in México en el arte [Mexico in Art], the current document is part of a conversation between the artist and the Guatemalan critic Luis Cardoza y Aragón, concerning the current state of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733020

  • Núñez Ureta
    Barrionuevo, Alfonsina, 1935-
    This interview with painter and muralist Teodoro Núñez Ureta includes some biographical notes and photographs of his work space. Núñez Ureta asserts that the so-called “isms,” fruit of European decadence, contaminate painting in America. What [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138216

  • Ofensiva brutal contra la pintura moderna : ¿Serán destruidos los frescos de Diego Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros y Tamayo?
    Ortega, Febronio
    In the course of an interview, Rufino Tamayo talks about the polemic that arose regarding his mural at the Conservatorio Nacional with the topics of song and music. Tamayo took advantage of this forum to disqualify the students of the “little [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764633

  • Ofensiva contra Tamayo
    Lizardi Ramos, César
    Diego Rivera thought the name “Tres Grandes” [The Big Three] was ridiculous. He also did not think that Rufino Tamayo should be included in the “trio” because his work was very different from theirs. Though Rivera considered Tamayo to be a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768019

  • Orozco, el precursor formal-profesional
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In his essay written in the form of a letter, David Alfaro Siqueiros refers to four of José Clemente Orozco’s major areas of interest as he looks back on the life of the recently deceased painter, identifying him as an artist and a friend, and as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735414

  • Panorama de la pintura moderna mexicana
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    Carlos Mérida divides his essay into two parts. In the first one, he outlines the historical development of artistic activity in Mexico, beginning with the general strike of 1910 and ending at the dawn of the muralist period. In the second, Mérida [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747625

  • Plástica Dialéctico - Subversiva
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    David Alfaro Siqueiros defines the visual arts in the era of the proletarian struggle by their dialectic and subversive form.  This mechanically produced art is materialistic, dynamically objective, and is exemplary on multiple levels. Its approach [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729869

  • Poleo y la cultura figurativa de los años cuarenta
    Noriega, Simón
    “El surrealismo de Poleo” is the third of five chapters in Simón Noriega’s book La Pintura de Héctor Poleo. In the chapter’s third section, entitled “Poleo y la cultura figurativa de los años cuarenta”, Noriega reports that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153776

  • Por una seguridad social completa y para todos los mexicanos, mural de Siqueiros en el "Hospital de la Raza"
    The invitation to the ceremony introducing the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural Por una seguridad completa y para todos los mexicanos [For a Complete Safety for All Mexicans] is a document of value for its graphic design. It represents the crowning [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796124

  • Pro domo mea
    Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971
    Julio E. Payró critiques the work of David Alfaro Siqueiros, particularly the subject matter of his murals, proposing that there is a larger universality to these works, and the consideration that “beauty” is the true function of the artist. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733258

  • Problemas del arte en Latinoamérica
    Traba, Marta
    In her essay, Marta Traba launches an argument in five parts against nationalism in recent Latin American painting. In the first part, she identifies nationalism as the main problem with regard to contemporary painting. Although it poses as a path to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061697

  • Resistance and identity : street murals of occupied Aztlan
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    In this essay, art historian Shifra M. Goldman addresses Chicano mural art in the United States, which began as an independent movement around 1970. Goldman discusses the influences of Mexican muralism, especially that of Los Tres Grandes, Diego [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 803216

  • Resistencia e identidad : los murales callejeros de Aztlan, la ciudad ocupada
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    In this essay, art historian Shifra M. Goldman addresses Chicano mural art in the United States, which began as an independent movement around 1970. Goldman discusses the influences of Mexican muralism, especially that of Los Tres Grandes, Diego [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862101

  • Rivera no enviará ninguna de sus obras a París: resultado de ciertas dificultades entre él y el I. de Bellas Artes
    This brief article, which was probably excerpted from an anonymous interview with Diego Rivera, reports that if no solution can be found to the problems that have arisen between the painter and Carlos Chávez, the Director of the INBA (Instituto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735439

  • Rivera´s counter-Revolutionary road
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    David Alfaro Siqueiros has no intention of providing a monographic analysis of Diego Rivera’s mural, Retrato de América [Portrait of America], or an academic assessment of Rivera’s faults or opportunism. According to Siqueiros, a critique should [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786072

  • Salutación criolla a David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Acosta, Cipriano
    Cipriano Acosta writes within the framework of “Criollo” literature to indicate the difference in national character existent between Argentinean and Mexican arts. He uses parodical coinage from rural Argentinean speech to criticize David Alfaro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733244

  • Siete filos
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    Published in the Argentinian literary magazine La Revista Multicolor de los Sábados, this 1933 story by Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros depicts, in vivid imagery, the events that took place during the writer’s childhood on the ranch of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733796

  • Siqueiros
    Stern, Seymour
    This article of the periodical Contra [Against]  reflects on the murals of the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles, California, as masterpieces of revolutionary passion for their content as much as their ideology. According to it, David Alfaro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730319

  • Siqueiros impone una verdad estético-ideológica
    Pombo, Luis Eduardo
    Pombo places David Alfaro Siqueiros’s work in the movement known as the Mexican Renaissance. He reviews the basic premises of that ideology, its expression and the revolutionary techniques used by Siqueiros. Stating that this work represents a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734013

  • Siqueiros o el Bruto : a propósito de un artículo de Crisol
    The Nazi-affiliated nationalist newspaper Crisol [Melting pot] writes in regard to the behavior of David Alfaro Siqueiros at a dinner he attended with Argentinean intellectuals. The paper establishes a relationship between the vulgarity of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734077

  • Siqueiros y los Rojos pueden pintar propaganda rusa pero en sus casas
    This article reports on the "judicial inspection" of Historia del teatro en México [History of the Theater in Mexico], the mural painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the foyer of the Jorge Negrete theater, which belonged to the Asociación Nacional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786763

  • Siqueiros- una amenaza para el muralismo mexicano es la destrucción de los murales de Camarena
    Castro, Rosa
    As vice-president of the Frente Nacional de Artes Plásticas (FNAP) [National Front for the Visual Arts], David Alfaro Siqueiros makes the latest resolution of the group known. To wit: “to immediately initiate a national campaign directed at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795156

  • Tamayo es de una ampulosa suficiencia : dice Siqueiros
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    In this interview, David Alfaro Siqueiros associates Rufino Tamayo with the formalism of the School of Paris, with the snobbish, bourgeois attitude of those who opposed political art. He acknowledges the sense of color and synthesis in Tamayo’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755533

  • The contemporary mural movement : interview with Chuy Campusano
    Maradiaga, Ralph; Campusano, Chuy
    This document is an interview between Ralph Maradiaga and Chicano muralist Chuy Campusano. It centers on the relationship between the Mexican and Chicano mural movements, their similarities and differences, as well as the influence of famous Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 803320

  • The Frescoes of Diego Rivera
    Evans, Ernestine
    Ernestine Evans reviews Diego Rivera’s murals, referring to their artistic and political values. In this introductory essay she discusses the murals at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, the SEP (Ministry of Public Education), and the School of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752555

  • The mexican muralists and the school of Paris
    Garcia, Rupert
    This document is an essay by Rupert Garcia that considers the educational and political potential of two distinct but contemporaneous modes of aesthetic practice—easel painting and muralism— championed by the artists of the School of Paris and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1127103

  • The Mexican presence in the United States : part I
    Nieto, Margarita
    In this document, Margarita Nieto details the influence of the School of Mexican Painting on the artistic production in the United States during the twenty-year period preceding World War II. She argues that contact between the two countries during [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083160

  • The Mexican School
    Schmeckebier, Laurence Eli
    In this essay entitled “The Mexican School,” Laurence E. Schmeckebier analyzes the rise and evolution of the “Mexican School of Painting.” Schmeckebier places the origin of this “school” in the first generation of muralism and in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748241

  • Um authentico revolucionario da pintura
    This newspaper article includes part of a lengthy lecture on Mexican mural painting that David Alfaro Siqueiros gave during a visit to Brazil. The artist mentions his involvement in the Mexican Revolution (1910–20), talks about working with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777225

  • Un decorado cubista se inauguró en la Preparatoria
    Diego Rivera’s mural La Creación [The Creation] was unveiled during a showing at the amphitheater of the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria de México—with the assistance of the painter and the Minister of Public Education, José Vasconcelos. After [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755288

  • Un decorado cubista se inauguró en la Preparatoria
    During the inaugural ceremony for Diego Rivera’s mural, La creación [Creation], the poet Manuel Maples Arce described the painter as the prototype of the Estridentista artist who would lead the charge on behalf of the insurrection of the visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799719

  • Un ensayo de pintura colectiva
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    Romance magazine invited the Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros to discuss his theoretical ideas about painting’s essential problems. At the time, he was finishing the mural at the Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas de la Ciudad de México [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765725

  • Un gran asco
    The Nazi-affiliated nationalist newspaper Crisol [Melting pot] writes about the relationship between Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896–1974) and Natalio Botana, editor of the journal Crítica [Critique]. The newspaper Crisol in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734050

  • Un nuevo muralista : Los frescos pintados por José A. Monroy en la Ciudad Universitaria de Guadalajara
    Prats, Alarde
    The writer Alardo Prats is pleased about the recent mural executed by José A. Monroy at the new Ciudad Universitaria in Guadalajara: “In these times—hypocritical and sanctimonious as they are—this stance is an act of indisputable personal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804412

  • Una obra de incalculable valor es la realizada por Siqueiros y su equipo de pintores, en una finca cercana a Buenos Aires : importancia y explicación técnico-ideológica de la pintura monumental al fresco moderno
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    Interview with David Alfaro Siqueiros about the creation of Ejercicio Plástico [Visual Exercise]  a mural done in Natalio Botana’s property, with his Lead Poligraphic Team made up by Spilimbergo, Berni, Lázaro, and Castagnino. He mentions the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730524

  • Vasconcelos: Voz clamante en el desierto
    Carballo, Emmanuel
    This is an article directed to José Vasconcelos, the ex-minister of Public Education during the Obregón administration (1920–24) and a patron of the Muralist movement from inception in 1921. In the article, the author questions him on his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798291