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Mexican muralist, international Marxist

David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1941-74

By Curtis Swope

Mexican muralist, international Marxist
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  • Price: £85.00
  • ISBN: 9781526172655
  • Publish Date: Oct 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7265-5
    • Pages: 344
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: October 2024

    Description

    David Alfaro Siqueiros was perhaps the most important communist painter of the twentieth century. This book, the first sustained engagement with Siqueiros's work in the English language, focuses on the artist's late murals, which are both aesthetically innovative and politically provocative. It places Siqueiros in an international context, revealing that the dogmatism he has been charged with was in reality a complex phenomenon. It provided a foundation for - rather than an obstacle to - his efforts to create an art embedded in the day-to-day concerns and theoretical debates of the world-wide mass movement he saw himself as a part of.

    Contents

    Introduction
    1 The war murals
    2 Cuauhtémoc in the time of Stalin
    3 Transition, contradiction, innovation
    4 History at Chapultepec
    5 Science, revolution and revision
    6 Old left, new left and national culture at the Jorge Negrete Theater
    7 Waiting for revolution
    Conclusion
    Index

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    Curtis Swope is a Professor of German at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas

    Mexican muralist, international Marxist

    By Curtis Swope

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