Mexico Modern

The volume shows through paintings, drawings, photographs and graphical works from the Harry Ransom Center in Austin and other important museums how this intercultural network brought forth a large number of world-famous artists ...

Mexico Modern

The international popularity and prestige of modern Mexican art during the 1920s and 1930s grew out of a dynamic cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States. This exchange encompassed artists such as painters Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Ru fino Tamayo; graphic designer and art historian Miguel Covarrubias; photographers Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo; and jewelry designer William Spratling. Their work was championed by journalists, publishers, and arts promoters, who w rote critically acclaimed books and articles and mounted landmark exhibitions. Americans and Mexicans were drawn to each other's cultures for a variety of reasons. For some Americans, Mexico's pursuit of a progressive political agenda, which was manifest i n a socially engaged art, was compelling. Americans were also attracted to contemporary Mexican art's synthesis of the ancient and the modern, as well as to the country's rich and ongoing traditions of craft and folk art, often identified as "popular art." This mix of old and new, "high" and "low," stood in contrast to the consumer culture that was dramatically reshaping twentieth - century America. Mexican artists and powerbrokers, for their part, found the United States valuable as an international financia l center. Four cities -- New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Mexico City - were particularly critical to the widespread artistic recognition and acceptance of Mexican art. This book will feature paintings, drawings, photographs, and ephemera from the extra - ord inary collections of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and also from other museums and libraries throughout the United States and Mexico.

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María Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Nancy Deffebach
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-15 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

María Izquierdo (1902–1955) and Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) were the first two Mexican women artists to achieve international recognition. During the height of the Mexican muralist movement, they established successful careers as easel painters and created work that has become an integral part of Mexican modernism. Although the iconic Kahlo is
Mexico Modern
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Donald Albrecht
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-15 - Publisher:

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Modern Mexican Artists
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Carlos Mérida
Categories: Artists
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: MacKinley Helm
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-01-01 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Idols Behind Altars
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Anita Brenner
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-23 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1929 edition. 118 black-and-white illustrations.