The true poetry : the art of María Izquierdo /
Elizabeth Ferrer, curator.
New York : Americas Society Art Gallery ; Tucson, Ariz. : Distributed by University of Arizona Press, 1997.
127 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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New York : Americas Society Art Gallery ; Tucson, Ariz. : Distributed by University of Arizona Press, 1997.
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Exhibition at: Americas Society Art Gallery, May 6-July 27, 1997; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Sept. 27-Dec. 28, 1997; Art Museum of South Texas, Jan. 13-March 8, 1998.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 126-127).
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Comparisons between Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo are inevitable. Both artists lived and painted during the turbulent and creative Mexican Revolution. Both were influenced and overshadowed by superstar painters--Kahlo was married to Diego Rivera and Izquierdo lived with Rufino Tamayo. Both women died in 1955 at the onset of middle age. So, along with the eminence of the world-renowned Mexican artists of the '20s and the '30s, recent "Fridamania" has dealt the final blow to Izquierdo and other women artists who remain in the background of contemporary painting. Although Rivera declared that she was the only talent he could see among his students, and although her work was once exhibited in Mexico and the US, Izquierdo had been all but forgotten outside her country. This study, dedicated to her life and work, succeeds at correcting past omissions. Handsome reproductions of her major paintings are well explicated in three complementary essays--in English and Spanish--by Elizabeth Ferrer, Olivier Debroise, and Elena Poniatowska, and Izquierdo emerges as complex, yet accessible, figure who was as charismatic as her contemporaries and whose work, as this study demonstrates, deserves rediscovery and appreciation. General; undergraduate; graduate; faculty. S. T. Clark; California State University, San Marcos
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 6
A Singular Path: The Artistic Development of Maria Izquierdop. 10
Plates 1-29p. 32
The Shared Studio: Maria Izquierdo and Rufino Tamayop. 49
Plates 30-52p. 64
Maria Izquierdo, On Horsebackp. 81
Plates 53-64p. 88
Checklist of Works in Exhibitionp. 122
Selected Bibliographyp. 126
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