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“Under Rivera’s Guidance,” 1929–1931

Robert W. Cherny

in Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040788
eISBN:
9780252099243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040788.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

When Arnautoff’’s student visa was expiring, Stackpole arranged an introduction to Diego Rivera, and Victor, Lydia, and their two sons spent 1929-1931 in Mexico. There Arnatuoff assisted Rivera at ... More


The Good Neighbor Onstage: Carlos Chávez’s H.P. and Dialectical Indigenism

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter explores the explicitly Pan Americanist ballet H.P. (Horsepower), with a score by Chávez and sets and costumes by Diego Rivera. In depicting the technologically advanced North with ... More


Red Robins, Bob Whites, and Bluebirds

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

After Hermes Pan completed work on Betty Grable’s Sweet Rosie O’Grady he was invited by Cole Porter to choreograph Mexican Hayride on Broadway but refused, preferring to continue his career on the ... More


“Sandunga”

in In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734149
eISBN:
9780226734163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores links between the representation of women and the primitive (or the indigenous) in the “Sandunga” episode of Sergei Eisenstein's film ¡Que Viva Mexico!. It explains that this ... More


May the Artist Live?

Sharon Ann Musher

in Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247182
eISBN:
9780226247212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247212.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the forces encouraging the New Deal’s cultural turn. In addition to economic considerations, cultural theories also played a key role in the New Deal’s art projects. Efforts to ... More


Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Robert W. Cherny

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040788
eISBN:
9780252099243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040788.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Victor Arnautoff, an artist, was born in 1896 in the Russian empire. After serving as a cavalry officer in WWI and then in the White Siberian army during the Russian Civil War, he became part of the ... More


The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Stephanie J. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635682
eISBN:
9781469635699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635682.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

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 ... More


Aphrodite, Atlas, and the California Body

Peter J. Hollida

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

America’s Pacific coast promised self-fulfillment not only through moral and spiritual regeneration but exuberant physical health as well. This chapter considers how the Southland’s sunny climate, ... More


Minerva’s Owl and Apollo’s Lyre

Ilana Löwy

in Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This short chapter argues that a ‘positive’ prenatal diagnosis - that is, the diagnosis of a serious anomaly of the fetus - is always the announcement of a forthcoming loss: loss of a pregnancy or ... More


A Revolutionary Proposal

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Touring takes company to Miami and Puerto Rico. Government withholds funding, another Hurok offer rejected. Alberto is choreographing new works, Fernando authors proposal for Latin American ballet ... More


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