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Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

$65.00

Haskel, Barbara.  and others.
Yale 2020
SKU S03109

The first half of the 20th century saw prolific cultural exchange between the United States and Mexico, as artists and intellectuals traversed the countries’ shared border in both directions. For U.S. artists, Mexico’s monumental public murals portraying social and political subject matter offered an alternative aesthetic at a time when artists were seeking to connect with a public deeply affected by the Great Depression. The Mexican influence grew as the artists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros traveled to the United States to exhibit, sell their work, and make large-scale murals, working side-by-side with local artists, who often served as their assistants, and teaching them the fresco technique.

256 pages  Cl. Many Color + B/W illus.