In August 2011, the professor Miguel Angel Muñoz held a course on Mexican muralism. The goal was to address the artistic renewal in Latin America in the 1920s and its relationship with the European avant-gardes. The Mexican Revolution, as the background of the origin and development of Mexican Muralism, was subject of study. Mr. Muñoz described how muralism is included in the culture of post-revolutionary Mexico and, specifically, in the educational program of José Vasconcelos. In a very rich and complex relationship with the different post-revolutionary governments, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros produce their works. A special mention required the phenoenon of muralism outside of Mexico: in the United States and in Argentina as well.
The course was enrolled in the Cycle "The first Latin American avant-gardes" that the Foro del Sur Foundation set out to disseminate and whose main themes were: Mexican muralism; Brazilian modernism; Uruguayan painters: Figari, Barradas, Torres García. The proposal was to highlight the importance of Mexican, Brazilian and Uruguayan artists in the processes of artistic renewal in Latin America in the 1920s and 1930s. The relationships of these artists with their European referents: avant-garde or a "return to order"?
MIGUEL ÁNGEL MUÑOZ. Bachelor on Arts (UBA). Member of the Argentine Center of Art Researchers. Teaching activity: Professor of "History of American Art II" at the Faculty of Philosophy (University of Buenos Aires). Professor of "History of Art and Argentine and American Culture III and IV" at the Universidad del Salvador. Professor of "Argentine Art I and II" at the University of Palermo. He teaches courses at the Friends Association of the National Museum of Fine Arts. Publications: Various works on the history of Argentine art in the first decades of the 20th century. The most recent: Los Artistas del Pueblo. 1920-1930. Buenos Aires, OSDE Foundation, 2008.
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