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The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Stephanie J. Smith


Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political ideas, but by the late 1920s many government officials argued that consolidating the nation required coercive measures toward dissenters. While artists and intellectuals, some of them professed Communists, sought free expression in matters both artistic and political, Smith reveals how they simultaneously learned the fine art of negotiation with the increasingly authoritarian government in ... More

Keywords: The Mexican Revolution, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Partido Comunista Mexicano (Mexico’s Communist Party), El Machete, La Voz de México, Culture in Mexico

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635682
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie J. Smith, author
Ohio State University