Mexican Muralism: A Critical History available in Paperback
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In this comprehensive collection of essays, three generations of international scholars examine Mexican muralism in its broad artistic and historical contexts, from its iconic figuresDiego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siquierosto their successors in Mexico, the United States, and across Latin America. These muralists conceived of their art as a political weapon in popular struggles over revolution and resistance, state modernization and civic participation, artistic freedom and cultural imperialism. The contributors to this volume show how these artists’ murals transcended borders to engage major issues raised by the many different forms of modernity that emerged throughout the Americas during the twentieth century.
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About the Author
Alejandro Anreus is Associate Professor of Art History and Latin American Studies at William Paterson University. He is the author of Orozco in Gringoland: The Years in New York . Leonard Folgarait is Professor of Art and Art History at Vanderbilt University and the author of Mural Painting and Social Revolution in Mexico, 1920-1940: Art of the New Order. Robin Adele Greeley is Associate Professor of Art History and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut and the author of Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War.
Table of Contents
List of IllustrationsAcknowledgments
IntroductionRobin Adèle GreeleyPart 1. Mexican Muralism: Beginnings, Development, Ideologies, and National Responses1. Muralism and the State in Post-Revolution Mexico 1920 – 1970Robin Adèle Greeley2. Los Tres Grandes: Ideologies and StylesAlejandro Anreus3. “All Mexico on a Wall”: Diego Rivera’s Murals at the Ministry of Public EducationMary K. Coffey4. Siqueiros’ Communist Proposition for Mexican Muralism: A Mural for the Mexican Electricians’ SyndicateJennifer A. Jolly5. José Clemente Orozco’s Use of Architecture in the Dartmouth MuralLeonard Folgarait6. Murales Estridentes: Tensions and Affinities between Estridentismo and Early MuralismTatiana Flores7. Young Muralists at the Abelardo L. Rodríguez MarketEsther Acevedo8. Nietzsche contra Marx in Mexico: The Contemporáneos, Muralism, and Debates over “Revolutionary” Art in 1930s MexicoRobin Adèle GreeleyPart 2. Muralism’s Hemispheric
Influences9. Siqueiros’ Travels and “Alternative Muralisms” in Argentinaand CubaAlejandro Anreus10. Social Realism and Constructivist Abstraction: The Limits of the Debate on Muralism in the Río de la Plata Region (1930 – 1950)Gabriel Peluffo Linari11. Mexican Muralism in the United States: Controversies, Paradoxes, and PublicsAnna
Indych-LópezPart 3. Contemporary Responses to Muralism12. Murals and Marginality in Mexico City: The Case of Tepito Arte AcáLeonard Folgarait13. Radical Mestizaje in Chicano/a MuralsHolly Barnet-Sanchez14. An Unauthorized History of Post – Mexican School MuralismBruce CampbellPart 4. Chronology and Primary TextsChronologyAlejandro Anreus with Holly Barnet-Sanchez and Bruce CampbellPrimary Textsedited by Alejandro AnreusManifesto of the Syndicate of Technical Workers, Painters and Sculptors(Mexico City, 1923)José Clemente Orozco, “New World, New Races and New Art”(New York, 1929)Diego Rivera, “The Revolutionary Spirit in Modern Art”(Baltimore, 1932)David Alfaro Siqueiros, “A Call to Argentine Artists”(Buenos Aires, 1933)David Alfaro Siqueiros, “Toward a Transformation of the Plastic Arts”(New York, 1934)José Clemente Orozco, “Orozco ‘Explains’ ”(New York, 1940)BibliographyContributors