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The Slow Fuse of the Revolutionary Mural: Diego Rivera, Historical Revisionism and Poststructuralism

Carter, Warren (2019). The Slow Fuse of the Revolutionary Mural: Diego Rivera, Historical Revisionism and Poststructuralism. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, 94 (In Press).

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Abstract

In this paper I will analyse the links between the revisionist historiography of the Mexican Revolution of 1910–20 and the revisionist literature on the Mexican murals produced in the period immediately afterwards, as well as the theoretical arguments that underpin both, before making a call for a “post-revisionist” reading of the art. I will then finish by making a post-revisionist iconographical analysis of Diego Rivera’s History of Mexico mural produced between 1929-35 as a counterpoint to revisionist ones that instead read it as government propaganda pure and simple.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis
Keywords: Diego Rivera; Mexican Revolution; revisionism, Marxism, structuralism, poststructuralism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 60540
Depositing User: Warren Carter
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 10:32
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 14:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/60540
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