From the outset the government exalted contemporary manifestations of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past while simultaneously directing attention to the rich diversity inherent in Mexican culture. This glorification of indigenous peoples evolved into what Luis Villoro described as the dialectic of the indigenista mindset. By emphasizing the unique and pristine nature of Mexican culture through the valorization of its native inhabitants, the leaders sought to elevate the “real” Americans against the rest of the world, and especially against the United States. The image of the native Mexican, viewed as the protagonist in the revolution, sustained the nationalist movement between 1920 and 1940.

Rebecca Block and Lynda Hoffman-JeepSource, Fashioning National Identity: Frida Kahlo in “Gringolandia”Author(s):

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Myrna Baez

La artista amplía el género del retrato mientras revisa la tradición puertorriqueña del paisaje.  Sus paisajes son retratos de su país.  A través de las ventanas que incluye en sus cuadros, devela los múltiples escenarios de la patria, siempre superando los estereotipos de la isla tropical para turistas.  Cada paisaje es como un pedacito de un rompecabezas.  De esta forma la exhibición de mucos de ellos mostrados así en conjunto revelarán lentamente la abarcadora realidad isleña que detallan.  Sus obras responden a la afirmación de un entorno cuyo significado ha sido sistemáticamente trivializado, simplificado y estereotipado.  La mirada rectificadora de la artista habrá de enriquecer la Nuestra.” - [x]

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centuriespast:

AGNOLO DI VENTURA
Monument to Bishop Guido Tarlati (details)
1327-30
Marble
Duomo, Arezzo

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theartofanimation:

Hajin Bae

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Arnaldo Roche Rabell.

"Roche Rabell’s very process of painting explores the relationship between image and reality, between the object and its representation, and simultaneously involves a ritual with sexual and metaphysical connotations. Many of his works are based on visions and dreams, which he transforms into forceful visual images."

-Marimar Benitez, Neurotic Imperatives: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico, 1998

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flyartproductions:

Icarus: And all the girls say I’m pretty fly—Daedalus: For a white guy.
Icarus and Daedalus (c. 1869), Frederic Leighton / Pretty Fly (For a White Guy), The Offspring

flyartproductions:

Icarus: And all the girls say I’m pretty fly—
Daedalus: For a white guy.

Icarus and Daedalus (c. 1869), Frederic Leighton / Pretty Fly (For a White Guy), The Offspring

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aliciagaler:

A collection of my botanical prints are now stocked online at Anthropologie!

aliciagaler:

A collection of my botanical prints are now stocked online at Anthropologie!

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#alicia galer #women artists #illustration

art21:

"There are a number of things that set Southern artists apart from anyone else. … Their obsession with place and their obsession with family." —Sally Mann

In a new episode from the ART21 Exclusive series, photographer Sally Mann reflects on the life of Virginia Franklin Carter (1894–1994)—a woman who helped raise the artist and her two brothers in Lexington, Virginia. “My parents were important but Virginia may have been the single most important person in my life,” says Mann in the episode, who named her youngest daughter after Carter.

WATCH: Sally Mann: “The Two Virginias”

IMAGES (TOP ROW): Sally Mann in her Lexington, Virginia home, 2000. Production stills from the ART21 Exclusive episode, Sally Mann: “The Two Virginias”. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

IMAGES (BOTTOM ROWS): Photographs from Sally Mann’s series, The Two Virginias (1988–1991). Courtesy of the artist. © Sally Mann.

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I’m finally getting around to finishing the movie Frida

I’ve forgotten a lot of the beginning stuff

Definitely did not remember Diego Luna was in the movie nor that Antonio Banderas was in it too

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The end of art and other forms of nihilism that have erupted cyclically in twentieth-century art have never captured for long the imagination of artists from Puerto Rico. They work within another context: the debate on the cultural survival of Puerto Rico, its assimilation and disappearance as part of the United States versus cultural and political sovereignty as an independent or autonomous nation. This historical contingency has spawned a neurotic imperative to address issues, values, and principles that are supposed to be passe in the age of instant gratificatio

Marimar Benitez, 1998, Neurotic Imperatives: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico

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