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.”

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

Mexican Artist

Author: Bárbara Cruz

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

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

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.

Mexican Painters

Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, and Other Artists of the Social Realist School

Author: MacKinley Helm

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137082

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Definitive introduction to art and artists of Mexico during great artistic movements of the '20s and '30s. Discussion of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Galvan, Cantú, Meza, many others. History, tradition, social movements, etc. 95 illustrations.

Orozco "explains".

Author: José Clemente Orozco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mural painting and decoration

Page: 12

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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.

Receive Our Memories

The Letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952

Author: José Orozco

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199340420

Category:

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.

Orozco

The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary

Author: Raymond Caballero

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806159537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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On August 31, 1915, a Texas posse lynched five “horse thieves.” One of them, it turned out, was General Pascual Orozco Jr., military hero of the Mexican Revolution. Was he a desperado or a hero? Orozco’s death proved as controversial as his storied life, a career of mysterious contradictions that Raymond Caballero puzzles out in this book. A long-overdue biography of a significant but little-known and less understood figure of Mexican history, Orozco tells the full story of this revolutionary’s meteoric rise and ignominious descent, including the purposely obscured circumstances of his death at the hands of a lone, murderous lawman. That story—of an unknown muleteer of Northwest Chihuahua who became the revolution’s most important military leader, a national hero and idol, only to turn on his former revolutionary ally Francisco Madero—is one of the most compelling narratives of early-twentieth-century Mexican history. Without Orozco’s leadership, Madero would likely have never deposed dictator Porfirio Díaz. And yet Orozco soon joined Madero’s hated assassin, the new dictator, Victoriano Huerta, and espoused progressive reforms while fighting on behalf of reactionaries. Whereas other historians have struggled to make sense of this contradictory record, Caballero brings to light Orozco’s bizarre appointment of an unknown con man to administer his rebellion, a man whose background and character, once revealed, explain many of Orozco’s previously baffling actions. The book also delves into the peculiar history of Orozco’s homeland, offering new insight into why Northwest Chihuahua, of all places in Mexico, produced the revolution’s military leadership, in particular a champion like Pascual Orozco. From the circumstances of his ascent, to revelations about his treachery, to the true details of his death, Orozco at last emerges, through Caballero’s account, in all his complexity and significance.

Mexican Muralists

Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros

Author: Desmond Rochfort

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811819280

Category: Art

Page: 240

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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 color 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.

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.