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Idols Behind Altars: Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots #2020

Idols Behind Altars Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots Art critic historian and journalist Anita Brenner is acknowledged to be one of the most important and perceptive writers on the art culture and political history of Mexico Idols Behind Al

  • Title: Idols Behind Altars: Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots
  • Author: Anita Brenner
  • ISBN: 9780486423036
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Idols Behind Altars: Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots By Anita Brenner, Art critic, historian and journalist Anita Brenner 1905 1974 is acknowledged to be one of the most important and perceptive writers on the art, culture, and political history of Mexico Idols Behind Altars is her influential historical and critical study of modern Mexican art and its roots It was one of the first books to afford Mexican art the same serious consideratioArt critic, historian and journalist Anita Brenner 1905 1974 is acknowledged to be one of the most important and perceptive writers on the art, culture, and political history of Mexico Idols Behind Altars is her influential historical and critical study of modern Mexican art and its roots It was one of the first books to afford Mexican art the same serious considerations as European and Asian art and remains indispensable for anyone interested in the subject The works of such major figures as Diego Rivera, J se Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Francisco Goitia and Jean Charlot are examined in the cultural context of pre Columbian times through the 19th century Brenner s astute analysis of Mexican history, her keen insights into revolutionary politics, and her passionate advocacy of Mexican art infuse this book with seminal importance 117 illustrations including some early photographs by Edward Weston enhance the text.

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    1. Brenner writes beautifully and poetically about the cultural history of Mexico, and how the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors and priests changed the outer lives of the native peoples without at the same time reconstructing the core of their spiritual beliefs They assimilated Spanish culture into their own, and remade the symbols of the Catholic Church to blend with their gods and ancestral mythology The conversion was not towards the imported ideals, but a reflection to hold inside Their mas [...]

    2. I can t think of another work that resonates so clearly so long after it was written in the 1920 s I found Anita Brenner s reflections on the Mexican people and the art of the Vanguardistas both poetic and illuminating I found it valuable as a traveler and art historian.

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