Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas

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List of Papers (Total 47)

Estados Unidos y la arquitectura mexicana en el siglo XX: El punto de vista de las publicaciones

Interaction between the United States and Latin America has been constant in all cultural fields; in the case of Mexico this process is all the more intense as a natural result of the two thousand kilometers of shared border. The field of architecture has, of course, been no exception; at least, there is ample evidence of the influence of the US on its southern neighbor both in...

Piedra de sol: ¿Afinidades entre pintura y poesía?

This article explores the relations between painting and poetry through the analysis of a work by the Peruvian artist Fernando de Szyszlo entitled Piedra de sol (1974); this painting takes its title from the poem of the same name by Octavio Paz, published for the first time in 1957. The article offers the reader a rigorous analysis of the plastic dimension of Szyszlo's work...

Javier de la Garza and Alejandro Arango: Reevaluating Signs of Identity

Examining the artwork, sources of inspiration, and artistic philosophies of artists Alejandro Arango, and Javier de la Garza in this article, the author shows that subversion is a key aspect of the so-called neo-Mexicanist current of the 1980s. The author focuses on a series of paintings comprising Arango's La conquista (The Conquest) and De la Garza's Inocencia perdida (Lost...

Los inicios de la litografía en México: el periodo oscuro (1827-1837)

Through painstaking research involving lithographic prints, newspapers and other primary sources in archives and public and private collections, Arturo Aguilar brings to light the panorama of the first years of the lithograph in Mexico which, in this author's definition, extends from 1827 (the year in which Claudio Linati left the country) until 1837, when the technique came into...

Huellas de una cronogénesis: Propuesta de identificación de los murales teotihuacanos conocidos como "estructuras arquitectónicas

This article analyses a sample consisting of four murals at Teotihuacan-early pieces characterized by their high degree of abstraction. Arthur Miller was the first to find a common discourse running through these pieces, which since then have entered the catalogues under the title of "architectural motifs". This article offers a new interpretation of the represented scenes...

The Underground and the Virgin of Guadalupe: Contexts for the Virgen del Metro, Mexico City 1997-2007

The Virgen del Metro is the culmination of a series of unofficial "apparitions" of the Virgin of Guadalupe at the end of the twentieth century. Its location in Mexico City and the circumstances of its discovery in 1997 make it particularly rich in meanings. After recounting the facts, the article attempts to illuminate and interpret this phenomenon in the anthropological context...

La primera lámina del Códice Vaticano A: ¿Un modelo para justificar la topografía celestial de la Antigüedad pagana indígena?

The first folios of the Codex Vaticanus A include a cosmogological section containing images that can be regarded as unique in the Mesoamerican repertoire. Its originality lies in both the form and the content, as can be appreciated in the image representing the sky; the first of the document. After analyzing different traditional representations of the sky in indigenous and...

La ciudad dentro de la gran ciudad: Las imágenes del convento de monjas en los virreinatos de Nueva España y Perú

Descriptions of the great cities of the Viceroyalties in terms of great urban conglomerations dominated by an astounding number of churches and monastic establishments have afforded a recurrent visual and literary image; this was a feature which, from the late sixteenth century onwards, constituted a source of pride for natives while deeply impressing foreigners. Throughout the...

Políticas de representación/políticas de inclusión: La reactualización del debate de lo latinoamericano en el arte durante la primera etapa de la globalización (1980-1990)

This article analyzes the reactivation of the debate on "Latin-Americanness" in art through controversies generated by the great panoramic exhibitions devoted to the art of the region mounted in the late 1980s and early 1990s on both sides of the Atlantic. It examines the triple front from which the questioning of this series of exhibitions was articulated: minority groups active...

Vestigios de historia: el archivo familiar en el cine documental y experimental contemporáneo

In recent years both film archives and documentary and experimental filmmakers have shown a growing interest in preserving, collecting and re-using home and amateur analogue film in search of new ways of narrating and thinking about the past. This forms part of a broader tendency to interrogate history from the subjective and the corporeal. In Mexico, filmmakers such as Natalia...

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