Anguiano, Raúl.

México D.F.: Instituto Politécnico Nacional / INBA, 1995. 1st ed. Small folio, bds, 115 p., illus. Used; Like New Hardcover 9682983614 José Raúl Anguiano Valadez (February 26, 1915 & January 13, 2006) was one of the most important Mexican painters of the 20th century, part of "second generation" of Mexican muralists. Anguiano was born during the height of the Mexican Revolution, which would inspire much of his mural painting. He studied painting in his hometown of Guadalajara then moved to Mexico City to begin his career, with his first major exhibition at the Palacio de Bellas Artes when he was only twenty. He career includes over one hundred individual and collective exhibitions with about fifty murals, mostly in Mexico and the United States. While continuing aspects of the Mexican muralism movement he experimented with other styles such as Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism, with themes such as clowns and prostitutes. However, his most famous painting is "La espina" (The thorn) which depicts a Mayan woman digging a thorn out of her foot with a knife. His later works concentrated on depicting Mexico in vivid colors and traditional imagery. (Item ID: 23603)


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