Involving well-known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as some less well known, including Tina Modotti, Leopoldo Mendez, and Aurora Reyes, politicians began to appropriate the artists' nationalistic visual images as weapons in a national propaganda war. High-stakes negotiating and co-opting took place between the two camps as they sparred over the production of generally accepted notions and representations of the revolution's legacy—and what it meant to be authentically Mexican.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
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Far reaching, pathbreaking, and ambitious, Stephanie Smith's book is the first to fully recognize the many contributions of numerous women in the intellectual, artistic, and political circles of 1920s and '30s Mexico Cityrevealing their marginalization by both the right and the left. Perhaps most important, she productively expands the concept of culture in postrevolutionary Mexico. Required reading." Ben Fallaw, Colby College