When the dust had settled following the Mexican Revolution of 1910, it was the artists and intellectuals who were called upon to articulate a new vision for the country's future, and thus began the Mexican renaissance that exuberantly brought together modernism with the cultural identity of a new nationalism. Presented in this catalogue are works by Los Tres Grandes: Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, along with important works by artists less well known outside Mexico, such as Saturnino Herrán, Abraham Ángel, Fermin Revueltas, Gabriel Fernández Ledesma, Antonio Ruiz, and many others. Mexican women artists represented include Frida Kahlo, Maria Izquierdo and Olga Costa. Complementing the oil painters is a small group of vintage photographs by Edward Weston, Tino Modotti, and Manuel Bravo, who exemplify the avant-garde photography that appeared during the Mexican renaissance.
|Publisher:||Museum of New Mexico Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
David Craven taught in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico and was the author of many articles and critically acclaimed books on topics in Latin American, U.S., and European art history.
Luis-Martín Lozano has been the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno, in Mexico City, since 2001. He is an art historian from the Iberoamerican University of Mexico City. Guest curator for several museums in Mexico, Spain, Germany, Japan, Canada, and the United States, Lozano is one of the most renowned scholars in the study of Mexican modern masters of the twentieth century.