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Mexican Muralism A Critical History

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ISBN-10: 0520271629

ISBN-13: 9780520271623

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alejandro Anreus, Robin Ad�le Greeley, Leonard Folgarait

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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 figures--Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siquieros--to 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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Alejandro Anreusis Associate Professor of Art History and Latin American Studies at William Paterson University. He is the author ofOrozco in Gringoland: The Years in New York. Leonard Folgaraitis Professor of Art and Art History at Vanderbilt University and the author ofMural Painting and Social Revolution in Mexico, 1920-1940: Art of the New Order. Robin Adele Greeleyis Associate Professor of Art History and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut and the author ofSurrealism and the Spanish Civil War.

List of Illustrations
Mexican Muralism: Beginnings, Development, Ideologies, and National Responses
Muralism and the State in Post-Revolution Mexico, 1920-1970
Los Tres Grandes: Ideologies and Styles
"All Mexico on a Wall": Diego Rivera's Murals at the Ministry of Public Education
Siqueiros' Communist Proposition for Mexican Muralism: A Mural for the Mexican Electricians' Syndicate
Jos� Clemente Orozco's Use of Architecture in the Dartmouth Mural
Murales Estridentes: Tensions and Affinities between Estridentismo and Early Muralism
Young Muralists at the Abelardo L. Rodr�guez Market
Nietzsche contra Marx in Mexico: The Contempor�neos, Muralism, and Debates over "Revolutionary" Art in 1930s Mexico
Muralism's Hemispheric Influences
Siqueiros' Travels and "Alternative Muralisms" in Argentina and Cuba
Social Realism and Constructivist Abstraction: The Limits of the Debate on Muralism in the R�o de la Plata Region (1930-1950)
Mexican Muralism in the United States: Controversies, Paradoxes, and Publics
Contemporary Responses to Muralism
Murals and Marginality in Mexico City: The Case of Tepito Arte Ac�
Radical Mestizaje in Chicano/a Murals
An Unauthorized History of Post-Mexican School Muralism
Chronology and Primary Texts
Primary Texts
Manifesto of the Syndicate of Technical Workers, Painters and Sculptors (Mexico City, 1923)
Jos� 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)
Jos� Clemente Orozco, "Orozco 'Explains'" (New York, 1940)