La revolución en blanco, negro y rojo: arte, política, y obreros en los inicios del periódico El Machete

July 2007
Signos Históricos;jul-dic2007, Issue 18, p108
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This essay explores the first year of the newspaper El Machete, when it functioned as a vehicle for the politically engaged artists of the Sindicato de Obreros Técnicos, Pintores y Escultores de México. It positions that endeavor at the intersection between politics, social mobilization and culture in Mexico City in the 1920s, particularly in relation to the rise of the CROM labor federation and the critique of official unionism from the left. It addresses the text and images of the newspaper as the products of a particular historical moment, as a collective artistic and ideological project that combined elements of Modernism with popular and radical traditions, and as an important element in the development of graphic representations of the revolution and its iconic social protagonists, workers and campesinos.


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