The dramatic landscape of Mexico has inspired generations of Mexican painters. In the art of the past, Mexican landscape held the secondary role of scenic backdrop for historic and religious themes. Over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, however, attitudes changed toward the landscape, and it became a venerated subject for painting.
The significance and recent resurgence of landscape painting in Mexico is examined here by contributors Esther Acevedo, independent curator, Mexico City, and Mary Schneider Enriquez, arts critic for Mexico, ARTnews Magazine.
Mexico: A Landscape Revisited additionally features biographies of the artists as well as a chronology highlighting important events in Mexican history and art. Lavishly illustrated with full-color images, this volume introduces a powerful visual vocabulary of form and color that is uniquely Mexican. Its in-depth look at Mexican landscape painting imparts a greater appreciation of the genre and brings the reader closer to the country and countryside that is its source and inspiration.
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