Mexican art

Infinitas Gracias: Contemporary Mexican Votive Painting

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Book, Vilchis Roque
Date: 
2004
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Infinitas Gracias is the first collection of the work of Alfredo Vilchis Roque, one of Mexico's most famous contemporary painters, and his sons. In the tradition of Catholic votives, each painting tells a miraculous tale and gives thanks to the intervening saint. Ablaze with intense color hearkening back to the natural pigment dyes of ancient Mexico, these works portray the kaleidoscope of issues that constitute modern urban existence. With over 200 paintings, from circus adventures to household accidents to adultery, drugs, and prostitution, Infinitas Gracias weaves together a bizarre tapestry of stories, some disturbing, some comical -- all unerringly wrought and profoundly touching.
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English
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Table of contents - Self-portraits - Prosperity - Relationships - Natural Disasters - Parenthood - Accidents - Illness - Prostitution - The Circus - Urban Violence - Emigration - Mexican History - Homosexuality - The World Beyond - Sports - Alcohol - Driving - Religion - Rural Life - Drowning - Drugs and Depression
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2020618613
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Jose Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Broadside

Catalog Number: 
Book Posada
Date: 
2006
Edition: 
First
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This book features a variety of examples from the Art Institute of Chicago's collection of works by Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), the preeminent Mexican broadside artist. Broadsides, a mainstay of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century Mexican penny press, were colorful, graphically powerful handbills treating a variety of themes, produced by publishers in collaboration with graphic artists like Posada. A critical essay by Posada Project guest curator Donna Miliotes (featured in both English and Spanish) analyzes Posada and his art in the context of his biography, his era, his politics, and the genre of the broadside. Published in conjunction with a two-part Art Institute exhibit (June 24-September 25, 2006; October 7, 2006-January 17, 2007).
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English
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0300121377
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