Name Descriptor: Revueltas, Fermín×
  • ¿Cuál es el pintor más grande de México?
    Ortega, Febronio
    1922
    In the Survey Section, the journalist Ortega decided to go to the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria to ask the painters there the following question: Who is the greatest painter in Mexico? The caricaturist Ernesto García Cabral ironically responds that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755251

  • Cuenta y balance
    List Arzubide, Germán
    1944
    This is a summing up, by one key figure of the estridentista movement and of its impact, in spite of the small size of the group. Germán List Arzubide recounts, twenty years later, what Estridentismo consisted of, how the movement started as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737609

  • De pintura y otras cosas que no lo son
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1923
    Diego Rivera briefly reviews what he sees in the artists of the period and discusses the various trends in artistic expression in Mexico at the time, indicating his preference for murals with a nationalist theme. He claims that painters and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735479

  • Diego Rivera, íntimo
    Ortega, Febronio
    1924
    In this piece, Febronio Ortega gathered a variety of opinions from the art world. Among them, he recalled Diego Rivera’s description of his visit to the “Museo de Mediocridades” [Museum of Mediocrities]—Rivera’s characterization of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755334

  • El café de nadie
    Alva de la Canal, Ramón
    1930
    Ramón Alva de la Canal painted the first version of El Café de Nadie [No Man’s Café] in 1924. After it disappeared, he decided to paint the scene again, but this time he introduced some new elements. To illustrate it, he included the names of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799711

  • El movimiento actual de la pintura en México
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro; Charlot, Jean
    1923
    This is the first of a four-part article on the technical nature of the Mexican painting movement. Violent aesthetic transformations had occurred in the last few years while art criticism against painters oscillated between grand praise and fury. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815178

  • El movimiento estridentista
    List Arzubide, Germán
    1926
    Five years after their first manifesto Actual [see doc. 737463 and doc. 754048], Germán List Arzubide recounted the early activity of the estridentista group. The author began with a description of the group’s leader, the poet Manuel Maples Arce. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737784

  • Encuesta sobre Escultura
    1926
    This magazine questionnaire on Mexican sculpture surveyed four sculptors, two painters, and an architect. The questions were as follows: (1) Is Mexican sculpture involved in our current period of revolutionary construction? (2) Given its admirable [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747282

  • Irradiador N. 1: Revista de vanguardia
    Maples Arce, Manuel, 1900-; Revueltas, Fermín
    1923
    Irradiador magazine—subtitled, “Avant-garde magazine: an international project devoted to the new aesthetic, directed by Manuel Maples Arce & Fermín Revueltas”—was published in Mexico City in 1923. El restorán [The Restaurant], a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 800931

  • La ciudad de la Vanguardia : un recorrido estridentista
    Reyes Palma, Francisco
    2006
    This book takes as its subject a series of lectures held in 2000. It constitutes the first documentary account of the contributions of the visual artists who were involved in the Estridentista movement avant-garde and its relation to the urban scene [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752842

  • La Estética de la revolución : La pintura mural
    Méndez, Leopoldo
    1926
    Leopoldo Méndez not only contributed images for the magazine Horizonte, he also voiced his ideas, as in this text. In it he emphasizes the rebellious, antibourgeois, and anti-art for art’s sake aspect of mural art, describing it as that “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754076

  • La pintura monumental y de experimentación en México
    Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    1952
    In this article, art critic Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna wrote about mural painting and its importance in the evolution of Mexican art. He believed the murals should be intimately connected to the life of the country that produces them given their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779993

  • La pintura mural : Fermín Revueltas
    Molina Enriquez, Renato
    1927
    From Renato Molina Enríquez’s insight, Mexico is imbued with visual invention. Despite the collapse of the native cultures, the landowners of the colonial era did not succeed in eliminating the people’s artistic potential; nevertheless, academic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734344

  • La primera Exposición de los Grupos de “acción de arte”
    Perez Mendoza, Efraín
    1922
    According to Efraín Pérez Mendoza, the Grupos de “Acción de Arte” [Art Action Groups] exhibition is one of the most interesting, complete and “most tormented that has been mounted by Mexican artists,” because the works express the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774133

  • Los niños en las exposiciones públicas de pintura
    1926
    This article reviews the second exhibition of paintings by children at the Escuelas al Aire Libre [Open Air Schools] run by the Secretaría de Educación Pública [SEP, Ministry of Public Education]. The exhibition was held at the Palacio de Minería [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799516

  • Los nuevos pintores veracruzanos
    Ortega, Febronio
    1922
    In “Los nuevos pintores veracruzanos” [The new painters of Veracruz], Ortega makes a collage about what artists happen to be painting or sculpting at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (ENP) and the Academy. He mentions the most representative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755427

  • Manifiesto Número 4
    Aguillón Guzmán, Manuel
    1926
    In Ciudad Victoria (Tamaulipas), Miguel Aguillón Guzmán issued a fourth Estridentista manifesto in which the delegates to the III Congreso Nacional de Estudiantes [3rd National Students’Conference] affirm their “support for the Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799686

  • Máximo Pacheco : el pintor que aprendió con el Renacimiento
    Molina, Renato
    1928
    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 participará en dos exposiciones artísticas en N. York : Nuestros más distinguidos pintores enviarán sus mejores cuadros
    1927
    This article in the Excélsior newspaper reports on the visit Frances Flynn Paine, the American promoter of Mexican art, made to Mexico. She covered all the official institutions in the city in order to collect material for two shows on Mexican art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798410

  • Prólogo. Exhibition of Contemporary Mexican Art : Shown in Assembly Hall : January-February, 1935
    Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    1937
    In the prologue to the catalogue of the 1935 exhibition of contemporary Mexican art, Mexican artist Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna provides a brief overview of Mexican art from the time of the Mayans until the present. He asserts that Mexican art, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823372

  • Ramón Alva de la Canal
    Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    1935
    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

  • Ramos Martínez y la Escuela de Coyoacán
    Perez Mendoza, Efraín
    1923
    The writer of this article claims that there has never been a more anarchic art scene than the one he is currently witnessing. It is the most improvised of all the current movements and, therefore, the one most likely to be fruitful and to prosper. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760364

  • Torre de señales : Una nueva sección a cargo de José Gorostiza
    Gorostiza, José
    1931
    In this document José Gorostiza analyzes the works of eight artists who participated in the Pintores mexicanos modernos [Modern Mexican Painters] exhibition organized by Carlos Mérida and Carlos Orozco Romero for the brewery, Carta Blanca. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760487