SPAN 6748

The Mexican Muralists

Three-week course, first session

Mural painting has a long and influential place in the history of Mexican art. This course will concentrate on the initial period of the movement through the works of Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José C. Orozco, and Rodolfo Montenegro. We will study the technical aspects of mural painting and the didactic applications of the works themselves. The course will place the works of the muralists and other artists, craft people and teachers in the context of the larger project of rebuilding the country after the Mexican Revolution. (.5 unit)

Required reading will be provided by the Professor upon arrival. Rida Eder, “Muralismo mexicano: modernidad e identidad cultural”, en: Maria de Moraes Belluzzo (organizadora), Modernidade: vanguardas artísticas na América Latina (Editora Unesp, 1990, p. 99-120).

Recommended reading will be available in the Middlebury College Library: El nacionalismo y el arte mexicano: (IX Coloquio de Historia del Arte) (Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1986).
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections in Summer 2011, LS 7 Week Session

Summer 2011, LS 3 Week Session I

SPAN6748A-L11 Lecture (Artundo)