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Author Folgarait, Leonard.

Title Mural painting and social revolution in Mexico, 1920-1940 : art of the new order / Leonard Folgarait
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1998


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Description xiv, 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents Ch. 1. The system. Ch. 2. What is a mural? Ch. 3. The first murals. Ch. 4 Revolution as ritual: Diego Rivera's National Palace stairway mural. Ch. 5. A mural for the electrical workers
Summary He provides an in-depth analysis of the form and meaning of these mural cycles, while documenting the system of patronage, the critical connections between state policy and aesthetics, and the visual strategies devised by patrons and artists in order to maximize the impact of these propagandistic images
Mural Painting and Social Revolution in Mexico, 1920-1940 is the first full-length account of this major movement in the history of Modernism. Following the Revolution of 1910, Mexican society underwent a profound transformation in every sector of political and cultural life. Mexican artists participated in this social revolution during a vital two-decade period through public art programs funded by the government and other institutions. Applying a social-historical methodology, Leonard Folgarait examines this phenomenon and focuses on the mural paintings of Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco, and David Siqueiros produced during this period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index
Subject Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Siqueiros, David Alfaro -- Criticism and interpretation.
Art and revolutions -- Mexico.
Mural painting and decoration -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican.
LC no. 97032154
ISBN 0521581478 hardback
9780521581479 hardback