MEXICAL WALL PAINTING

MEXICAL WALL PAINTING

PATRICIA CUE

25,00 €
IVA incluido
¿Lo buscamos? ¡Escríbenos!
Editorial:
TURNAROUND
Materia
Arte - streetart
ISBN:
978-0-615-76124-4
25,00 €
IVA incluido
¿Lo buscamos? ¡Escríbenos!

For many Mexicans, a wall has only one meaning: the border. And what is a border but a wall at its fiercest? Walls also play a key role in Mexican daily life, far from the border. For Octavio Paz, the Mexican male is remote and indifferent, creating an invisible wall as sanctuary from the chaotic, and very public, world outside. Walls, then, allow Mexicans to withdraw, to turn inward. Wall painting also has a distinguished history in Mexican visual culture. Throughout the twentieth century, renowned muralists Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, José Orozco, and Rufino Tamayo used public and private walls to render the scale and drama of their largely political artistic visions. Mexican Wall Painting: Bardas de Baile identifies and explores another crucial role that walls serve in Mexico: advertising concerts by contemporary folk bands. These bardas de baile first appeared in the late 1960s, responding to the increased popularity of contemporary Mexican folk music, which today has been reinterpreted and energized by bands that often are based in the U.S. Performing songs of love and loss, and full of the trials and tribulations of life north of the border, these bands' tours are advertised on public and private bardas (walls) throughout Mexico. Bardas de baile are now so common that they have become part of the country's physical and cultural landscape. These hand-painted murals (rótulos) are fully integrated into Mexico's cities, towns, and villages -on cemetery walls, bridges, abandoned houses, roadside buildings and ledges, small businesses, and empty lots. But mostly they grace public and private walls along the street. Amid the ubiquitous cacti, sprawling vegetation, and hanging branches, among the bus shelters, unfinished soccer stands, and vacant warehouses the vivid colors and heavily stylized lettering breathe life and energy into the green and brown landscapes. Bardas de baile are a distinctive form of vernacular design that not only puts across a message, but also embodies core characteristics of Mexican national identity, rooted in history while also reflecting the complex relationship with its neighbor to the north. Through a studied history of these dances, as well as interviews with rotulistas (the sign painters) and hundreds of colorful photographs, Mexican Wall Painting: Bardas de Baile is the first book to cover this topic, revealing a little-known facet of Mexican visual culture.

Artículos relacionados

  • SUSO33
    SUSO33
    Catálogo de la primera muestra antológica dedicada al artista madrileño SUSO33, figura internacional del "arte urbano". Su obra desbordó esta etiqueta para expandirse por casi todas las disciplinas artísticas: pintura, performances, vídeo, artes escénicas... ...
    Solo 1 en stock

    29,00 €

  • EL DIARIO DE FRIDA KAHLO
    KAHLO, FRIDA / LOWE, SARAH M. / FUENTES, CARLOS (INTRODUCCIÓN)
    Publicado en su totalidad, el diario de Frida Kahlo refleja los últimos diez años de una vida turbulenta. Este documento, a veces apasionado, otras sorprendente e íntimo, custodiado bajo llave durante aproximadamente cuarenta años, revela nuevos rasgos de la compleja personalidad de esta destacada artista mexicana.Editado por la Vaca Independiente y distribuido en exclusiva por...
    En stock

    39,00 €

  • ARTE URBANO UNA ANTOLOGIA ILUSTRADA
    DANYSZ MAGDA
    En stock

    24,95 €

  • ART OF GHOST IN THE SHELL
    Solo 1 en stock

    42,25 €

  • GRAFFITI KINGS
    STEWART, JACK
    En stock

    37,00 €

  • EL ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO
    MILLET, CATHERINE
    Solo 1 en stock

    15,50 €