Paint the Revolution : Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950, Hardback Book

Paint the Revolution : Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 Hardback

Edited by Matthew Affron, Mark A. Castro, Renato Gonzalez Mello, Dafne Cruz Porchini


A comprehensive look at four transformative decades that put Mexico's modern art on the map In the wake of the 1910-20 Revolution, Mexico emerged as a center of modern art, closely watched around the world.

Highlighted are the achievements of the tres grandes (three greats)-Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros-and other renowned figures such as Rufino Tamayo and Frida Kahlo, but the book goes beyond these well-known names to present a fuller picture of the period from 1910 to 1950.

Fourteen essays by authors from both the United States and Mexico offer a thorough reassessment of Mexican modernism from multiple perspectives.

Some of the texts delve into thematic topics-developments in mural painting, the role of the government in the arts, intersections between modern art and cinema, and the impact of Mexican art in the United States-while others explore specific modernist genres-such as printmaking, photography, and architecture.

This beautifully illustrated book offers a comprehensive look at the period that brought Mexico onto the world stage during a period of political upheaval and dramatic social change.




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