Mexico

Mexico

A Landscape Revisited = Una Vision De Su Paisaje

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Published (in Spanish and English) in conjunction with an exhibit organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, featuring 58 paintings (most in color) representative of Mexican landscape painting since the 18th century. Three essays discuss the legacy of Mexican landscape painting, its revisitation, and contemporary work. Biographies of the artists are included, as well as a chronology highlighting important events in Mexican history and art. 11x10" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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The dramatic landscape of Mexico has inspired generations of Mexican painters. In the art of the past, Mexican landscape held the secondary role of scenic backdrop for historic and religious themes. Over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, however, attitudes changed toward the landscape, and it became a venerated subject for painting.

The significance and recent resurgence of landscape painting in Mexico is examined here by contributors Esther Acevedo, independent curator, Mexico City, and Mary Schneider Enriquez, arts critic for Mexico, ARTnews Magazine.

Mexico: A Landscape Revisited additionally features biographies of the artists as well as a chronology highlighting important events in Mexican history and art. Lavishly illustrated with full-color images, this volume introduces a powerful visual vocabulary of form and color that is uniquely Mexican. Its in-depth look at Mexican landscape painting imparts a greater appreciation of the genre and brings the reader closer to the country and countryside that is its source and inspiration.

Los espectaculares paisajes de México han inspirado a generaciones de pintores mexicanos. En el arte del pasado, el paisaje mexicano ocupó el lugar secundario de fondo para los temas históricos y religiosos. A lo largo de los siglos XIX y XX, sin embargo, cambió la actitud frente al paisaje, que se convirtió en un sujeto venerado por los pintores.

La significación y el reciente resurgimiento de la pintura paisajística en México son examinados en esta obra por Esther Acevedo, curadora independiente de la ciudad de Mexico, y Mary Schneider Enriquez, crítica del arte de México para la revista ARTnews.

México: Una visión de su paisaje contiene asimismo biografías de los artistas y una cronología en la que se destacan los principales acontecimientos ocurridos en la historia y en el arte de México. Profusamente ilustrado con imágenes a todo color, este volumen introduce un poderoso vocabulario visual de formas y colores que es singularmente mexicano. Su profundo análisis de la pintura paisajística mexicana contribuye a una mejor apreciación de este género y acerca al lector al país y a la campiña que constituyen la fuente de su inspiración.


Publisher: New York : Universe Pub., 1994
ISBN: 9780876636176
0876636172
086528041X
Branch Call Number: 758.172 MEX 1994
Characteristics: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm

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