Mexican artistic renaissance


Started in the 1920's by the Mexican School of Art, this renaissance began with the San Carlos Academy movement -- among whose leaders were Ignacio As??nsolo and Jose Clemente Orozco -- and which emerged out of the students??? and teachers??? discontent with the traditional paintings methods (academicism). Driving the movement was the close contact that the young artists had with the problems of Mexico and its people. Resulting was marked critical realism by the painters of the time, including Raul Anguiano. Source: