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Modern Mexican Painters Hardcover – Jun 1 1941. by MacKinley Helm (Author)

Modern Mexican Painters Hardcover – Jun 1 1941. by MacKinley Helm (Author). This book explores this Mexican tradition-the artists, their works, the social and political background, and the relationship of the modern painters to European and Mexican historical tradition. Helm, an important collector who knew most of the artists, writes informally yet with deep understanding about the major figures-Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros-as well as over 40 others little known outside their native Mexico.

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Modern Mexican Painters. Published by Dover Publications Inc. ISBN 10: 0486228894 ISBN 13: 9780486228891. by. Helm, MacKinley, 1896-. Painting, Mexican, Painters. New York, Dover Publications. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on September 20, 2011.

Mexican Painters - MacKinley Helm

Mexican Painters - MacKinley Helm. THE HARBINGER OF THE MODERN Mexican art movement was not the sybarite himself, Diego Maria de la Concepción Rivera who later possessed it, but a half-legendary little man who is said in the popular tradition to inhabit a cave in the side of Popocatépetl. When I lived in Cuernavaca, in daily sight of Popo’s snow-capped cone, I was almost persuaded to look for him there.

Find sources: "MacKinley Helm" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (February 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). 1941: Modern Mexican Painters. MacKinley Helm (born 1896; died 1963) was an American writer and collector. Among his friends during this period were Ines Amor, Alfred Barr, Henry Klifford, Federico Cantú,, and William Spratling, which placed MacKinley Helm in a good position to write about these artists, and his book is now considered the best introduction to the art and artists of Mexico during the great artistic movements of the twenties and thirties.

Mexican Painters: Rivera, Orozco, Siquerios, and Other Artists of the Social Realist School. Original publication date. This book is highly specialized, for it complements the more general histories of Mexican art, of which there are several, by giving a meticulous analysis of the younger school, and what they are contributing. The author traces the course of Mexican art, indicating the contribution of the ancients, of the popular arts, of the period when foreign monks and friars controlled the cultural life.

From the monumental public frescoes of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Álfaro Siqueiros, to the canvasses and drawings of younger artists like Galván, Cantú, Meza, Tamayo, and Orozco Romero, Mexican painting since the First World War has developed into a strong, influential artistic tradition. By (author) Mackinley Helm. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

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Wonderful review.
A great book for starters . Helps you establish a basic mind set to understand more about Mexican modern art .
I am charging through the first half of the book as it is a required book club choice. The illustrations are wonderful, I plan to finish it and believe it has helped my understanding with the Mexican art world, will assist one as they view work in museums
Originally published in in 1941 Dover released this paperback edition in 1989 in their line of Art history books. Dover does a nice job of reviving important works at affordable prices. Granted this edition may not be as grand as the original published by Harper & Lee but it serves as a sort of everyman's introductory guide that is transportable. The author, Mackinley Helm has first hand knowledge of his subject as he rubbed shoulders with the Big Three, Orozco, Siquieros & Rivera. Many items featured in print are from his oown collection. Of these the drawings are most notable. Besides being an art collector himself he knew these individuals which provides his discourse with insight and first hand knowledge. However Helm goes way beyond just exploring the greater known Mexican artists as he ties all aspects together for a seemless vision which includes including social and political influences. There are ten chapters and he aptly begins with the '"grandfather " of Mexican Art Dr. Atl or as he calls him theSaint John the Baptist of Mexican Art. Christened Gerardo Murrillo, Dr. Atl adopted his own name from the Nahuatl language meaning water. Working in the shadows of the volcano Popocatepetl or "Popo" he feathered his legend living simply and looking like Biblical figure with long beard and by painting natural vistas usually with Popo in the background. He later established an art school where notable Mexican painters studied. In the first chapter Helm also explores the influence of another master, Guadalupe Posada, who influenced the more well known muralists who came to be known as the Big Three. Posada was known for drawing calveras or skeletons, he created caricatures of political figues in the newspaper during a time of upheaval prior to the Mexican Revolution. All of these early influences are explored that would be the foundation for the flourishing renaissance in Mexican Art. Although much of the book is dedicated to the Big Three Helms does explore many lesser known artists and includes 82 plates and 95 illustrations. The prints are adequate but not spectacular as they are in black and white. When compared to the colorful originals or plates found in other books it is a little disappointing . However the pencil and ink drawings do translate well although the size is limited to the smaller size(see dimensions) of the book. I think the strength of this book is the text itself which is full of historical information and personal recollections. Artists covered include , Rivera, Siquiros , Orozco, Kahlo, Tamayo, Posada, Escobedo, Morado, Meza, Romero, Lazo, Montenegro, Merida, Goitia, Ruiz, Izquierdo, Lozano, Cantu, Lozano and Galvan.This is an excellent introduction to Mexican Art book but also serves well someone more well versed in the subject matter. Recommended for Mexican Art enthusiasts.
Most of the pics are in black and white. Wish they were in color.
Modern Mexican Painters download epub
History & Criticism
Author: MacKinley Helm
ISBN: 0486228894
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (September 23, 1974)
Pages: 228 pages