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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 273 ART THROUGH THE AGES

The Mexican Renaissance

THE RECLAMATION OF VOICE

 

From the mire of the bloody Mexican Revolution, a flowering of artistic activity grew in Mexico. Through paintings, photographs, and prints, artists used their voices to criticize brutality and exalt the memory of their great indigenous civilization. This art was about the people—people as members of a cultural community and as distinct individuals. They celebrated their pre-Columbian heritage in imagery, but employed a Western sense of aesthetics and media. This blend created an art that was specifically Mexican.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 1920s–1950sMexico

“Los ...

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