Presentation on theme: "CULTURE AND THE ARTS LATI 50 Introduction to Latin America."— Presentation transcript:
CULTURE AND THE ARTS LATI 50 Introduction to Latin America
ISSUES AND THEMES Freedom vs. censorship – self-censorship – Exile – political content? Financial support – dangers of cooptation – state vs. private sources – alternative lines of work Scope of audience – dependent on media – national and/or international? Themes: identity or universality?
MEXICO: ART FOR THE MASSES The Muralists: – Diego Rivera (1886-1957) – David Siqueiros (1896-1974) – José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949) – and Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) The Writers: – Mariano Azuela (1873-1952), Los de Abajo – Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928), Death of Artemio Cruz
IT’S ENTERTAINMENT! TELEVISION 80-95 % now have access to TV Telenovelas popular throughout Latin America and world (e.g., “La esclava”) Major TV networks: – Globo (Brazil) – Televisa (Mexico)
THE USES OF FILM La historia oficial (Argentina, 1985) Y tu mamá también (Mexico, 2001) Cidade de Deus (Brazil, 2002) María llena eres de gracia (Colombia-USA, 2004)
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