José Clemente Orozco

Graphic Work

Author: Clemente Orozco V.,José Clemente Orozco

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292702493

Category: Art

Page: 141

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This fully illustrated volume documents Jose Clemente Orozco's finest work as a printmaker in lithography and intaglio.

José Clemente Orozco

An Autobiography

Author: José Clemente Orozco

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292766351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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The artistic eminence of José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949) is such that he has been called “the greatest painter the Americas have produced.” In his Autobiography he also attains literary distinction. He is a writer who recounts the history of his period from a personal point of view and yet scarcely mentions himself. He is an observer who writes about the history of his country and of his country’s art, yet makes his own character implicit in the narrative. The character that emerges is charming. It is that of a man strong but retiring, sharply critical of what he disapproves yet generous in praise of what he admires, decided in his views but modest in his assumptions and given to understatement in describing his own activities, averse to war and political struggle yet eager for conflict of ideas, always dedicated to the welfare of humanity. Through the details of day-by-day living, he presents the panorama of the Mexican Revolution and of events in other parts of the world to which he traveled. His is a personal story of the Revolution, giving his reactions (as those of any common man) to the barbarities of war: “Insolent leaders, inflamed with alcohol, taking whatever they wanted at pistol point. . . . By night in dark streets the sound of gunplay, followed by screams, blasphemies, and vile insults. Breaking windows, sharp blows, cries of pain, and shots again.” Orozco’s ability, as a painter, to see the details and to sense the mood of a place is apparent in his word pictures of the places he visited: “After six in the evening Paris is an immense brothel.” “London was like the seat of a noble family which had been exceedingly rich but had lost its fortune.” “Old, old Montmartre [is] a moldering cadaver . . .” Orozco also makes some penetrating observations on art itself. Although he emphasizes individuality and freedom from tradition in art, he abhors unschooled art, especially such extremes as primitive Impressionism and other groups that lack instruction in the general principles of art, in technique, in theory of color, in perspective. He says ironically of the artistically uneducated: “Blessed are the ignorant and the imbecile, for theirs is the supreme glory of art! Blessed are the idiots and the cretins, for masterpieces of painting shall issue from their hands!” Orozco believes in education, not only for the artists but for their public. Taste in art can come only through understanding of the purpose and the techniques of art—through knowledge. Without training, public taste “mostly likes sugar, honey, and candy. Diabetic art. The greater the amount of sugar, the greater the—commercial—success.”

Gabriel Orozco

Author: Ann Temkin

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707629

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Discusses the work of Gabriel Orozco, reflecting the connection between the art object and the everyday environment, and examines the artist's production by year from 1989-2009.

José Clemente Orozco

Mexican Artist

Author: Bárbara Cruz

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Discusses the life and times of Jose Clemente Orozco, who has been called "the most original and powerful mural painter" in Mexico despite having been badly injured in an explosion as a teenager.

Gabriel Orozco

Impossible Utopias

Author: Lily Luahana Cole

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497660408

Category: Art

Page: 140

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“Impossible Utopias is an original and elegantly-written meditation on the political potential of Gabriel Orozco’s subtle body of work. Starting out from a close reading of Observatory House, a lesser-known work by the artist that also doubles as his holiday home, Lily Cole develops a persuasive account of the momentary utopias that are opened up by Orozco’s playful experiments with everyday reality. In so doing, Cole also contributes to an urgent project to reassert the impossible possibility of utopian thought in and for the twenty-first century.” —Luke Skrebowski, University Lecturer in the History of Art, University of Cambridge

Los Hijos De Orozco

Genesis of Refugio Gil

Author: Dr. Faustino Orozco Armenta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477114599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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This narrative "Los Hijos De Orozco" begins with our grandparents leaving Mexico because of the Mexico Revolution. It has cause our grandparents to look for food and safety in the U.S.A. for their children. The narrative picks up Refugio's second grand child and follows him through his struggles in trying to fit in to his new anglo society. It was difficult, however inspite of all the road blocks he strived to reach nearly all his goals. If you have goals you can obtain them inspite of being Mexican-American.

Orozco "explains".

Author: José Clemente Orozco

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mural painting and decoration

Page: 12

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José Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934

Author: Dawn Ades,José Clemente Orozco,Renato González Mello,Alicia Azuela,Jacquelynn Baas,Diane Helen Miliotes,Karen Cordero Reiman,Rita Eder

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393041767

Category: Art

Page: 383

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The lifework of one of the finest Mexican muralists is fully illuminated here, capturing a full range of the politically charged images he created while living in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s.

Muralism Without Walls

Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927-1940

Author: Anna Indych-López

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822943840

Category: Art

Page: 250

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Examines the introduction of Mexican muralism to the United States in the 1930s, and the challenges faced by the artists, their medium, and the political overtones of their work in a new society.

Mexican Muralists

Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros

Author: Desmond Rochfort

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856691185

Category: Art and revolutions

Page: 239

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Los tres grandes: Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Now legendary, these men have emerged as the most prominent figures of the famed Mexican mural movement, which lasted from the '20s through the early '70s and was hailed as the most significant achievement in public art of the 20th century. The dramatic story of the movement is told here in a fascinating history of the artists, accompanied by over 100 spectacular colour reproductions of the murals. Showcasing popular as well as lesser-known works from around the US and Mexico, this is the first high-quality paperback to do justice to a subject that will captivate every lover of Mexican art and culture, Rivera fan, and art historian, as well as anyone who appreciates a beautiful, intelligent art book. This is the first book to offer comprehensive colour illustrations of all the major murals in Mexico. A major reference work for many years to come - The Antique Collector

Receive Our Memories

The Letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952

Author: José Orozco

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199340420


Page: 290

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"Receive our Memories is a rare study of an epistolary relationship for individuals whose migration from Mexico has been looked at en masse, but not from such a personal and human angle. The heart of the book consists of eighty translated and edited versions of letters from Luz Moreno, a poor, uneducated Mexican sharecropper, to his daughter, a recent aemigrae to California, in the 1950s. These are contextualized and framed in light of immigration and labor history, the histories of Mexico and the United States in this period, and family history. Although Moreno's letters include many of the affective concerns and quotidian subject matter that are the heart and soul of most immigrant correspondence, they also reveal his deep attachment to a wider world that he has never seen. They include extensive discussions on the political events of his day (the Cold War, the Korean War, the atomic bomb, the conflict between Truman and MacArthur), ruminations on culture and religion (the role of Catholicism in the modern world, the dangers of Protestantism to Mexican immigrants to the United States), and extensive deliberations on the philosophical questions that would naturally preoccupy the mind of an elderly and sick man: Is life worth living? What is death? Will I be rewarded or punished in death? What does it mean to live a moral life? The thoughtfulness of Moreno's meditations and quantity of letters he penned, provide historians with the rare privilege of reading a part of the Mexican national narrative that, as Mexican author Elena Poniatowska notes, is usually "written daily, and daily erased."--Provided by publisher.

Mexican Masters

Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros : Selections from the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil

Author: Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Publisher: Oklahoma Museum of Arts

ISBN: 9780911919035

Category: Art

Page: 124

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This volume pays homage to the icons of Mexican painting: Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Known as the three leading Mexican muralists, these artists, along with Gunther Gerzso and Luis Nishizawa, also produced relatively small scale works in which the harsh life of the Mexican peasant and the brutality of civil war is portrayed with a directness and honesty not always seen in the murals. Mexican Masters expresses the hopes, desires, idealism, and culture of early twentieth-century Mexico through its artists.


Author: Michael Anthony Orozco

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738576077

Category: History

Page: 127

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Known as the Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley, the land that would eventually become Alhambra was bought by pioneer Benjamin D. Wilson after he decided to abandon a trip to China in 1841. In 1873, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a line directly through the area and brought with it many settlers, ushering in the "Boom of the 1880s." The community struggled through the 1890s as the boom went bust, but the residents looked ahead to the 20th century with great optimism. Their enthusiasm paid off on July 11, 1903, when Alhambra was incorporated as a city. In 1915, the city became one of the first chartered cities in Southern California. Throughout the 20th century, the city of Alhambra grew by leaps and bounds, and such expansion continues to this day.