MODERN MEXICAN PAINTERS by MacKinley Helm

MODERN MEXICAN PAINTERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

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. To the imitators of European art in the middle period he gives no credit. He then goes on to the new mural painters, who are the most numerous, the political school, with Best Maugard making a great contribution, the Neo-classicists, the Rivera school and those in revolt from Rivera, and the whole influence of Mexicanism. He shows one what to look for, and indicates, briefly, the supplementary contribution of the craftsmen. A definitive book, in its special field.

Publisher: Harper