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  • Declaración de principios de la C.T.I.U
    Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales del Uruguay
    The Union of Visual Artists was part of the structure of the C.T.I.U. (Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales del Uruguay [Confederation of Intellectual Workers of Uruguay]) federation created in Montevideo at the request of David Alfaro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1216968

  • Declaraciones del Sindicato de Pintores y Escultores
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In an open letter to the newspaper, David Alfaro Siqueiros makes a number of statements about the article published in the same paper defending students’ rights in terms of the paintings at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (ENP). Siqueiros [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755362

  • Desafiando la pistola cargada de piroxilina de Siqueiros : José Luis Cuevas arremete contra la falsa pintura oficial
    Cuevas, José Luis
    Following a trip through South America, José Luis Cuevas published this article to announce that in many countries there was no longer any interest in the “rubble” of the Mexican School of painting and its nationalist inclinations. In Venezuela [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772239

  • Desde Caracas : José Luis Cuevas satiriza la Bienal y traza con ácido corrosivo la caricatura de Siqueiros
    Cuevas, José Luis
    José Luis Cuevas was in Caracas when he received his invitation to the Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado [Inter-American Biennial of Painting and Printmaking] and he declined it when he learned of the control exerted by the members of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772221

  • Desfiguración del Arte mexicano : Se la atribuyen a Siqueiros, por su Bolchevismo
    The painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano declared in the newspaper Excélsior that Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros were mistaken in believing that an attack on communist painting constituted an attack on Mexican art. Rodríguez Lozano maintained [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758225

  • Diego Rivera desmiente a Alfaro Siqueiros y dice que no cree en las formas inmutables
    Tirado Fuentes, René
    Diego Rivera denied being a “static painter” responding to a statement David Alfaro Siqueiros had made about him at a press conference. Speaking from his studio in San Ángel, Rivera replied that it was wrong to say that he considered form and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753179

  • Diego y el trotskismo
    Reyes Palma, Francisco
    This article places Diego Rivera’s Trotskyist period within his phase of painting murals in the United States and in Mexico. It reveals affinities and differences he had with various intellectuals and artists’ organizations, as well as his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754296

  • Discursive Images and Resonant Words Address the Vox Populi: The Visceral Art of Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    In this catalogue essay, Victor Alejandro Sorell considers the 36-year career (spanning 1964–2000) of the Chicano artist Carlos Cortez, praising him as the “quintessential artist-reporter,” and emphasizing his virtuosity as a master printmaker [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840498

  • Ecos de una exposición
    Macgrégor, Joaquín
    The author of this article criticized Rufino Tamayo’s œuvre, comparing it to Picasso’s Cubism and remarking that the artist was “a servile imitator of the Paris School.” According to MacGregor, Tamayo’s contributions were for this “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772230

  • El arte de David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    Joaquín Torres García gave this lecture on David Alfaro Siqueiros and his mural painting at a time when several Argentinean artists who had worked closely with the Mexican painter in 1933—in particular Antonio Berni and Demetrio Urruchúa—were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238628

  • El arte de Torres García
    Berdía, Norberto, 1900-
    In 1933, Norberto Berdía compared David Alfaro Siqueiros’s visit to Montevideo with the return to Uruguay, in 1934, of artist Joaquín Torres García. In Berdía’s view, the two men represent diametrical positions: Torres García personifies “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1208154

  • El arte en México
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    This is one of the articles written by Almagre in response to Margarita Nelken’s piece on Diego Rivera published in Cuadernos Americanos [American Notebooks]. He accuses her of “bad faith and myopia,” and of exerting her influence through a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774884

  • El arte en París
    Fernández, Justino
    Justino Fernández provides a roundup of the exhibitions going on in Paris at the same time as the Mexican exhibition in France. Comparing European painting with Mexican, he argues that from the beginning, Mexican painting developed its own language [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779939

  • El arte mexicano ante el público y la crítica de París
    Núñez Alonso, Alejandro
    Alejandro Núñez Alonso addresses the significant impact of Mexican art abroad. Both European critics and the public had been pleased with this great exhibition—Arte Mexicano en Paris [Mexican Art in Paris], 1952—with a full panorama of Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779932

  • El arte mexicano contemporáneo en Francia
    Michot, Albert
    This is a review of the exhibition of modern Mexican art that the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes [INBA, National Institute of Fine Arts] sent to Bordeaux, France; it was subsequently shown in Paris and Milan, Italy. Jaime Torres Bodet, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786478

  • El cementerio de las Bellas Artes
    Flores Guerrero, Raúl
    According to the art critic Raúl Flores Guerrero, the current stagnation and crisis of Mexican painting, was mainly due to three factors. The first factor was the lack of adequate preparation of the new generation, the second one was due to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758290

  • El comunista Siqueiros y su conferencia con interrupciones en Signo : Una relación verídica para replicar una crónica tendenciosa de Crítica
    Hardoy, Emilio, 1911-
    An anticommunist and anti-Semitic interpretation of the lecture given by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the building of the Agrupación de Artistas Signo; the text contains aggressive and derogatory statements towards both groups [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733166

  • El director del INBA falta a la verdad dice Carrillo Gil
    Carrillo Gil, Alvar
    In a short article published on May 31, Miguel Álvarez Acosta, the director of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), stated: “The fact that the best paintings by Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros did not appear in the Biennial was Carrillo Gil [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772162

  • El espíritu del arte en México
    Westheim, Paul
    From a European perspective, Paul Westheim gives his first impressions on modern art in Mexico. He identifies two of its qualities: first, an originality and independence from European art and, second, a rebirth of folk art that is removed from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744729

  • El Museo de Arte Moderno ¿tiene algo que ver con la pintura mexicana?
    Olivo, Francisca
    Given the recent re-opening of the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the writer Francisca Olivos asks and, at the same time, answers: “Does it respond to Mexican painting as we know it and as it has been until now? [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798302

  • El nuevo humanismo de David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Valcárcel, Gustavo, 1921-
    This article by Gustavo Valcárcel reports on the award that David Alfaro Siqueiros received at the XXV Biennale di Venezia held in 1950. It was, in the author’s view, only due to “sentimental French chauvinism” that Henri Matisse received [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138834

  • El pintor Siqueiros : el debate de la pintura mural es el tema del día en el ambiente artístico
    The chronicle shows the impact in the local media of the lectures on mural painting by David Alfaro Siqueiros, including discussions about the political function of art, the organization of artists, and mural painting. These lectures have created [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734039

  • El pintor Siqueiros, su estética y su ideología
    The editorial  note considers David Alfaro Siqueiros detrimental to Argentinean identity through his painting and Communist political activism. Bandera Argentina [Argentinean Flag] considers itself an anti-Communist force that believes Communism is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733206

  • El Renacimiento artístico en México
    Atl, Dr., 1875-1964
    In his article, Dr. Atl, does a broad study and recognition of the art movement in progress. Historically speaking, he says that there have been three ways to create art; one, which is that of folk art that has always been created; another is the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760384

  • El sueño diluido en el arte
    Jiménez, Guillermo
    Toward the end of the 1930s, Carlos Orozco Romero was nearly the last living representative of the generation that founded the Centro Bohemio de Guadalajara [Bohemian Center of Guadalajara]. Despite the fact that his career had been headed more [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752308

  • En blanca y negra...
    Miró Quesada Garland, Luis
    Commentary by Luis Miró Quesada Garland on the Mexican art exhibition organized by La Crónica newspaper. The author begins by recognizing the quality of the exhibition as a holistic view on Mexican painting within the last few years. Nevertheless, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138030

  • En la Escuela de Artes Decorativas de la Nación
    Canale, Mario A., 1890-1951
    Mario Canale relates events that occurred at the National School for Decorative Arts; they concern the interaction between professors of drawing and a group of students, under the supposed influence of David Alfaro Siqueiros, who protested over the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733281

  • Extraordinario interés en Europa por conocer el arte mexicano
    Eager to cultivate Mexico’s good name abroad, President Miguel Alemán made every effort to obtain the best results for the presentation in Paris of artwork created by his Mexican countrymen. Alemán wanted to make sure that this exhibition— [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779969

  • Formalismo y formulismo : La polémica de Siqueiros en Europa
    Tibol, Raquel
    During a visit to Poland and the USSR, Siqueiros noticed that some young artists, led by Paúl Reveyrolle, were moving from abstract or semi-abstract work to figurative art, which was clearly social and political propaganda and at the same time, anti [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758305

  • Fuerte impulso para la pintura mural : Protección decidida a los muralistas : Habla D. Rivera
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    Diego Rivera felt it would be an opportune time to publish the program of activities for the Comisión Nacional de Pintura Mural [National Commission for Mural Painting] given the lack of information that many painters had concerning its function. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758037

  • Guión
    Gamboa, Fernando; Barbachano, Manuel
    This document is the script for the documentary Pintura Mural Mexicana [Mexican Mural Painting], to be produced by Manuel Barbachano Ponce’s company, Tele-producciones. The documentary was made in response to a request from the Instituto Nacional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 791962

  • Hacia el arte revolucionario
    Ortiz Saralegui, Juvenal, 1907-1959
    This article by Juvenal Ortiz Saralegui formed part of the early debates in the leftist press in Uruguay on the relationship between art and politics, debates that largely ensued in the publication of the Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1198856

  • Hay crisis en la pintura mexicana? : Es absolutamente indudable que la situación revolucionaria, no sólo de México sino del mundo entero, entre 1910 y 1923 fue el factor determinante del auge de la pintura mexicana
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    Diego Rivera maintains that the crisis in Mexican painting is an invention. It may be a crisis invented by the literati so they will have a pretext for writing their books, or perhaps created by critics so they will have material to send to their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747275

  • Historia de Diego Rivera
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    In 1927, Xavier Villaurrutia attempted an assessment of the Mexican art movement using Diego Rivera’s career as a timeline, since he considered Rivera’s history to be the least boring. Villaurrutia claims that, although the genre of painting that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734375

  • Huesped
    Salazar Mallén, Rubén
    No one interviewed María Izquierdo for this story. Instead, she went to the editorial office of Últimas Noticias on her own initiative and expressed her point of view about the “nascent pictorial dictatorship.” Following Fernando Leal’s lead [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755494

  • INBA presenta en homenaje a Hoy obras maestras de la pintura mexicana
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    In commemoration of the XV anniversary of the weekly magazine Hoy [Today], the Instituto de Bellas Artes (INBA) suggests the periodical publish a selection of images representing local painting throughout the ages. An article written by the critic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786710

  • Integración plástica de la Ciudad Universitaria
    Islas García, Luis
    Luis Islas García brings up an issue that is seldom addressed about the modern Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM campus): the visual arts integration executed by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Chávez Morado, and Juan O’Gorman. He states [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792975

  • Interpretación estética del mural de Siqueiros en “La Raza”
    Pulido Silva, Alberto
    The inauguration of David Alfaro Siqueiros’ mural at the Hospital de La Raza [Hospital of the People] in Mexico City on March 18, 1955, mobilized the press and art critics of the era. The iconography explored by the artist and the physical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796068

  • Jean Charlot
    Baciu, Stefan
    Baciu produces a panorama of the work by French painter Jean Charlot, from his early links to his country’s avant-garde and his integration into the first Mexican muralist movement, through to his relationships with the Estridentista movement and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737793

  • La banda comunista en Signo
    The nationalist Catholic newspaper Bandera Argentina [Argentinean Flag] writes about the lecture given by Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros at Signo facilities, an association of artists directed by Leonardo Estarico. The columnist believes that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763580

  • La ciudad universitaria y las artes plásticas
    Lombardo Toledano, Vicente, 1894-1968
    Vicente Lombardo Toledano states that without judging the political significance of the construction of Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM campus), the purpose of his article is to note certain errors in that project. Although they are minor, these errors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792982

  • La crítica de José Luis Cuevas levanta una tempestad de protestas : se agita el agua de la pintura mexicana
    Flores Guerrero, Raúl
    A short article in which the critic Raúl Flores Guerrero tries to mediate a dispute among journalists set off by José Luis Cuevas, who has taken a position against muralism. It is a brouhaha that has been already going on for a few months. Flores [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786732

  • La crítica del arte como pretexto literario o el monóculo del Artepurismo de París en México : A propósito del dilema : formalismo o nuevo realismo en el arte de la pintura
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    David Alfaro Siqueiros describes and simultaneously defines the four positions or trends in the visual arts existing in the world. He wonders if the theoretical proposals coincide with the work of art, and chooses to explain only two: the non-realism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733030

  • La decoración mural y las ideas sociológicas : el caso Siqueiros
    Canale, Mario A., 1890-1951
    Mario Canale presents an evaluative reading on Mexican muralism and in particular on the proselytism carried out by David Alfaro Siqueiros in Argentina. Canale writes against the use of art as a political instrument. In his judgment, art should not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732942

  • La escultura policromada : así lo presentó ante el mundo artístico el mexicano David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In this lucid text, Mexican mural artist David Alfaro Siqueiros describes Colombian sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt, a young man at the time, as a talented artist and pioneer of sculpture in Mexico. Siqueiros explains that Betancourt Arenas’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100301

  • La exposición Codesido
    Pereira, Raúl María, 1916-2007
    After explaining that the exhibition includes recent works as well as others that have been shown on previous occasions, the reviewer states that the artist “captures a clearer and broader view of Peruvian landscapes, people, and customs than other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136551

  • La exposición de Julia Codesido
    Pereira, Raúl María, 1916-2007
    According to the author, this exhibition heralds “a magnificent advance” in Julia Codesido’s painting because “a different spirit inspires her latest compositions.” In his opinion, 1931 marks the end of her earlier phase and the beginning [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141245

  • La imagen de México en Bruselas es la de un país que ha trabajado mucho por salir de la miseria y de la esclavitud
    Poniatowska, Elena
    This review by Elena Poniatowska describes the contents of the Mexican Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, focusing especially on the works of art exhibited. Underscoring the topic by using bold letters, the author of the article speaks in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780082

  • La juventud rebelde se erige en juez : … y entierra a los muertos
    Poniatowska, Elena
    Elena Poniatowska spent time gathering opinions on the Inter-American Biennial of Painting and Printmaking. According to Octavio Paz, the four great masters of painting were Carlos Mérida, Rufino Tamayo, Wilfredo Lam, and Roberto Matta; he felt that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769956

  • La ofensiva contra los comunistas : Arbitrario cese del compañero Siqueiros
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    The article reproduces a letter from David Alfaro Siqueiros to José Manuel Puig Casauranc, the Minister of Public Education (SEP) regarding the painter’s dismissal from his position as professor of drawing and manual crafts on June 10, 1925. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764177