Topic Descriptor: Revolutions×
  • Nuestra militancia
    Asociación Arte Concreto Invención (Argentina)
    1946
    This document declares certain principles adhered to by the Asociación Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association]; especially with respect to Concrete art’s contribution to the revolution, as well as its solidarity with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731530

  • Nueva pintura de Cuba
    Pogolotti, Graziella, 1932
    1963
    In “Nueva Pintura de Cuba,” Cuban cultural scholar Graziella Pogolotti illustrates the importance of a specific generation of Cuban artists who began to paint during the country’s most tumultuous period. In the 1953 exhibition, Homage to Mart [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126501

  • Orozco y los símbolos de nuestro tiempo
    Castro Leal, Antonio
    1949
    In his essay, Antonio Castro Leal suggests that the paintings produced by José Clemente Orozco in the years after 1913 encompass the most complete iconography in existence of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. In his opinion, the symbols that had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735357

  • Orozco, el precursor formal-profesional
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1949
    In his essay written in the form of a letter, David Alfaro Siqueiros refers to four of José Clemente Orozco’s major areas of interest as he looks back on the life of the recently deceased painter, identifying him as an artist and a friend, and as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735414

  • Política de las artes en Cuba
    González, Josemilio
    1980
    The well-known Puerto Rican writer José Emilio González (1918–1990) talks about the role of the artist in revolutionary Cuba. Quoting a number of Cuban intellectuals, González suggests that discussions on the role of the artist are very popular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804929

  • Puntos escogidos por Luis Cardoza y Aragón para la discusión que se celebrará el día 3 de noviembre, a las 20 horas en nuestro local
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    1936
    The fourteen tenets upheld by Luis Cardoza y Aragón—those that were to be debated among the members of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists]—proposed an art movement free of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822827

  • Questões proletárias da arte
    Moderno, João Ricardo
    1979
    This essay examines the “proletarian” ambiguities to be found in questions of aesthetics and, more precisely, the risk involved in the production of arbitrary dogmatic statements concerning the connection between art and politics. The author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110477

  • Revolución
    Maples Arce, Manuel, 1900-
    1926
    The poem Revolución [Revolution] by Manuel Maples Arce describes the negative aspects of war and his fascination with machines such as trains and airplanes. He tells how the wind of the iron-man dictator shudders and in the afternoons, there are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754107

  • Revolución hacia atrás
    1923
    This anonymous writer called his column “Revolution backwards.” In it, he says he does not understand the imitation of the primitive lack of skill, the use of ancient symbols, the decomposition of the line as if trying to imitate the hesitant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758032

  • Testimonio carcelario de Ricardo Flores Magón
    Flores Magón, Ricardo, 1873- 1922
    1920
    Incarcerated in the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, Ricardo Floren Magón was one of the principal intellectual precursors to the Mexican Revolution. He writes a letter (dated November 30, 1920) to his "comrade," Elena White of New York [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857093

  • The Historical Significance of Mexican Art and Architecture
    Arendt, Marion Lucile
    1928
    The book from which this essay was taken is a compendium of and apology for Mexican art from the pre-Columbian era through the twentieth century. Like many of her compatriots, the author Marion Lucille Arendt visited Mexico in the mid-1920s, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748353

  • Tratan de destruir los símbolos de la Revolución : el "cuento" del sombrero
    1970
    This anonymous and comprehensive article was assumed to be the “official” response by the First Gobierno Revolucionario de las Fuerzas Armadas Peruanas (1968–75) on the controversy generated by a possible historical error relating to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139182

  • Trayectoria : Se dirije al pueblo en general y a los productores de arte en particular
    Martínez Rendón, Miguel D., 1891-
    1928
    With this poster, aimed at the public in general and artists in particular, the academics respond to the attack by the treinta-treintista group. The poster states the reasons why the academics formed the Trayectoria group and their plan for public [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779483

  • Tres ensayos sobre Rufino Tamayo
    Paz, Octavio
    1995
    In this essay, Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat Octavio Paz analyzes Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo’s relationship with Mexican popular art and Pre-Columbian art. According to Tamayo, popular art should not be seen as art but as a functional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126421

  • Un Fragmento de la Autobiografía de Orozco
    Orozco, José Clemente
    1949
    In this brief excerpt from his autobiography, José Clemente Orozco describes his stay in Orizaba during the Mexican revolution. Of interest is Orozco’s mention of Dr. Atl, whom he refers to as a friend and as the founding father of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735328

  • Un pintor del México en revolución
    Poulain, Gaston
    1929
    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

  • Vanguardismo y arte revolucionario : confusiones
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966
    1929
    Martí Casanovas relativizes the use of the term “avant-garde.” As applied in the Mexican context, it could be understood as the kind of “hermetic exclusivism” that defines art for art’s sake, which would deprive it of its impassioned [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799697

  • Veinte de Noviembre
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1954
    After outlining Mexican history from Independence in 1821 through Juárez Reformation and the Porfiriato [Porfirio Díaz regime], Diego Rivera asks why a day of national mourning should be observed on November 20th, the symbolic first day of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755107

  • Yucatán : una exposición de Bellas Artes
    1916
    This article reprints a report published in Yucatán Gráfico magazine that describes recent activities of the local visual arts milieu. Following the creation of the Escuela de Bellas Artes [School of Fine Arts] in the state of Yucatán by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799489