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  • Agustín Lazo
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    This article praises the artistic qualities of the work of Agustín Lazo, who participated in the international surrealist exhibition a few months later. Cardoza mentions the visual interpretation of the work of Giorgio de Chirico, as well as the use [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795181

  • Alfonso X. Peña : pintor mexicano
    Ortiz Avila, Raúl
    This article discusses Alfonso X. Peña, a painter who had decided to spend time in Europe to exhibit his work and offer his views of Mexico. The author states, “his work is characterized by color that preserves all the lights and all the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759475

  • Arte y realidad
    Martínez Ulloa, Enrique
    Bandera de provincias [Flag of the Provinces] also took on the task of “discovering” José Clemente Orozco. The magazine commissioned Enrique Martínez Ulloa from Jalisco to write about Orozco’s painting. The author wrote three articles [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763507

  • Bassols y las Bellas Artes
    Abreu Gómez, Ermilo, 1894-1971
    In this document, Ermilo Abreu Gómez reviews a book written by Antonio Luna Arroyo on the educational and cultural work of Narciso Bassols, who served as minister of Public Education at SEP (Secretaría de Educación Pública). In agreement with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747737

  • Diego Rivera decorará el Centro Revolución
    This article discusses Diego Rivera’s commission to decorate the recently opened premises of the Centro Escolar Revolución, a school in Mexico City, and discusses how to transform the building into a school. The article also mentions that Rivera [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753043

  • El arte de México : valorización del arte de Diego Rivera y del de José Clemente Orozco
    Selva, Roberto de la
    Roberto de la Selva—one of the earliest critics in the field of mural painting—set out to articulate a technical comparison between the work of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, with a distinctly favorable emphasis on the latter. Describing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749107

  • El arte en México : el feísmo de Diego Rivera
    Selva, Roberto de la
    Roberto de la Selva reviews Diego Rivera’s work and comments on the murals Rivera painted in the auditorium of the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria and at the SEP (Ministry of Public Education), both in Mexico City. De la Selva hints that these works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749273

  • El mesurable espacio pictórico mexicano
    Zuno Hernández, José Guadalupe
    Zuno begins his article by pointing out the different “contributions” that tapatíos [Guadalajarans] have made to José Clemente Orozco’s work. In contrast to other tapatíos, Zuno decided to emphasize the different planes of his mural and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762507

  • El monumento al gran Morelos en Janitzio. Fue a darse cuenta de los trabajos el Jefe de Ayudantes del G. Cárdenas
    The news report describes the visit of President Lázaro Cárdenas’s aides to the town of Janitzio, in his native state of Michoacán, because of a monumental work which was intended to be built there. The report mainly describes the construction [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749040

  • El Nacionalismo y el movimiento pictórico
    Tamayo, Rufino
    Rufino Tamayo takes a radical approach questioning the spirit of nationalism in the visual arts, and suggests that artists should focus on more universal values in their work. In this critical piece he reminds us that, at that time, painting enjoyed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749295

  • En torno a la exposición escolar
    Farías, Ixca
    In this article Ixca Farías, a prominent artist and personality in the cultural and artistic milieu of Guadalajara, tells of the initiative at the Dirección de Educación del Estado de Jalisco [Jalisco Education Department] created to support [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762409

  • Exposición de grabados de la “LEAR” en España
    This article describes the exhibition of prints by the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists], which was held in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, in Valencia as well as in Madrid.  The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771742

  • Exposiciones : la escolar 1930
    Zuno Hernández, José Guadalupe
    José Guadalupe Zuno reviews a show by child painters in Guadalajara and broaches questions of pedagogy. He recognizes “the early abilities” of the children as well as the cinematographic effect of “the child’s imagination.” The author also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762514

  • La cultura socialista : el Instituto Cultural Proletario
    Luna Arroyo, Antonio
    In this document, Luna Arroyo analyzes the SEP (Secretaría de Educación Pública) Ministry of Public Education decree that created the Instituto Nacional Proletario [The National Proletariat Institute] for workers. He lists the institute’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747785

  • La exposición de carteles en la Casa del Pueblo
    This document provides a bibliographic reference for the poster exhibition at the Casa del Pueblo [House of the People]—located in the historic center of Mexico City— where labor union assemblies and meetings took place. Rosendo Salazar, an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747811

  • La exposición de carteles revolucionarios
    This document is a bibliographic reference for the poster exhibition presented in Mexico City, which also traveled to other places in the republic. This document also refers to the opening of the exhibition in the city of Puebla in December 1934. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747797

  • La exposición de carteles revolucionarios en Morelia
    This document contains a description of the inauguration of the 1935 poster exhibition in Morelia at the Centro Cultural Obrero [The Workers’ Cultural Center], which had previously been expropriated. It reproduces fragments of the speech by Roberto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747837

  • La internacional infantil
    Yáñez, Agustín
    Augustín Yáñez shares his opinion of the show La Internacional infantil [The International Children’s Exhibition] held at the Universidad de Guadalajara and comprised of national and international children’s works. He defends their work: “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763556

  • La labor social de Bellas Artes
    Gómez Maganda, Margarito
    This document lists the activities of José Muñoz Cota, the director of the Department of Fine Arts for the SEP (Secretaría de Educación Pública) [Ministry of Public Education], as well as his aesthetic criteria for the visual and literary arts. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747823

  • La pintura en Jalisco
    This is a historical review of the visual arts in Jalisco since pre-Hispanic times: the tonaltecas and their pottery, essential links in the chain of “tradition,” through the Viceroy period when there were plenty of “European copies.” The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762426

  • La pintura en la Secundaria “Calles”
    This author describes the mural commission for the functionalist education center in Mexico City, with images accompanying his review. He emphasizes the collective nature of the works as well as the paintings’ subjects. The author applauds the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752979

  • La revolución mexicana y los cuadros de la revolución de José Clemente Orozco
    Martínez Ulloa, Enrique
    Bandera de Provincias decided to “discover” José Clemente Orozco’s work, and commissioned writer Enrique Martínez Ulloa from the state of Jalisco to provide essays on his painting. The author wrote an essay in three parts on the revolutionary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762413

  • La revolución mexicana y los cuadros de la revolución de José Clemente Orozco
    Martínez Ulloa, Enrique
    Bandera de Provincias [Flag of Provinces] decided that they too would “discover” José Clemente Orozco’s work, and commissioned [Enrique Martínez Ulloa], natural from the state of Jalisco, to provide essays on his painting. The author wrote an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763494

  • Las escuelas de arte para trabajadores : los obreros contarán con un apoyo directo en su preparación artística : Se han incorporado materias nuevas de acuerdo con el propio alumnado
    The text details the curriculum of the art schools for workers as well as the introduction of new subject matter. Supported by the Department of Fine Arts and the SEP, Ministry of Public Education, the staff would instruct the Mexican workers who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747863

  • Las escuelas modernas : una escuelita revolucionaria
    Larin, Santiago
    Using the post-revolutionary education project in Mexico as a starting point, this article describes its functionalist schools and the reaction of the students. Santiago Larín compares the current pedagogical system with the one that existed during [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747850

  • Los caminos de la pintura
    Zuno Hernández, José Guadalupe
    In this essay, the former governor of Jalisco, José Guadalupe Zuno, discusses government support of painting, stressing its modern style. He uses the opportunity to talk about Diego Rivera, emphasizing his cultural work rather than his artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762419

  • Los frescos de García Cahero en el Paso E.U.
    Leal, Fernando
    The article deals with the career of the painter García Cahero, emphasizing his participation in the Escuelas de Pintura al Aire Libre [Open-Air Painting Schools] as well as for the murals at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria. Fernando Leal says [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753021

  • Marion Greenwood terminó su obra mural en Morelia : la mencionada artista norteamericana ejecutó admirables frescos en el antiguo Colegio de San Nicolás de Morelia
    This document details the activities of the two American sisters, Marion and Grace Greenwood, in Morelia (Michoacán). It offers, in addition, a rough description of the murals shown at the Museo Regional de Michoacán [Regional Museum of Michoacán [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749027

  • Máximo Pacheco : el pintor que aprendió con el Renacimiento
    Molina, Renato
    The article covers the initial stage of Máximo Pacheco’s career, emphasizing his “childlike sensibility,” “humble attitude,” and his role as Fermín Revueltas’ assistant in the “style of the Renaissance, in his humble work as a laborer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753031

  • México se transforma en una ciudad cubista : el sindicato de ingenieros se dirige al presidente
    This document touches upon the formation of the Architecture Council of Mexico City, as well as the protest that the Engineers’ Union made against the President of the Republic. The union argued for the transformation of the city through the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747872

  • Nuestra exposición de artes plásticas
    Gutiérrez Hermosillo, Alfonso
    This article covers the modern art exhibition in Jalisco that was held during the first anniversary of the magazine Bandera de Provincias. Watercolors, oil paintings, sculptures, and photographs by Raúl Anguiano, Jesús Guerrero Galván, Ixca Farí [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762519

  • Pinturas en las escuelas
    The article refers to the “revolutionary painter brigades” commissioned by the Departamento de Bellas Artes to represent “the Mexican socialist struggle” and the “philosophy of the new teaching” in various murals within official schools [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752997

  • Pinturas murales en el Museo Michoacano
    This article emphasizes the mining industry themes portrayed in the murals that the North American painter Ryah Ludins (1898–1957) was commissioned to paint in the Museo Regional Michoacano [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749070

  • Pinturas proletarias en la Escuela Madero
    This brief article reports on the Centro de Experimentación Socialista [Center for Socialist Experimentation], which was attended by proletarian children in Mexico during the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas. With the pedagogical goal of achieving a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749050

  • Ramón Alva de la Canal
    Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    This monograph about the artistic production by Ramón Alva de la Canal makes a general evaluation of his paintings. It starts with his didactic activities in cultural missions, his relationship with the Estridentista group, and above all his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753006

  • Un pintor del México en revolución
    Poulain, Gaston
    For the writer Gastón Poulain, the “revolutionary” nature of José Clemente Orozco’s work had different nuances. He considers that in his œuvre there is neither “automatic register nor sensitive perception.” Poulain sees Orozco’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762442