FOR the clear expression of a concept of national art toward the end of the nineteenth century, we must turn to opposition sheets that featured cartoons which were in themselves a living art more valid than most academic performances of the period (see Fig. 34). At times, form and content united. The periodical El Hijo del Ahuizote, apropos of the Academy show of 1898, loudly objected to its special feature--an imported display of Spanish pictures tactlessly proclaimed as a model for Mexican artists: "We hear talk of what a difference there is between the Mexican works and the Spanish ones. Only too
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Publication information: Book title: Mexican Art and the Academy of San Carlos, 1785-1915. Contributors: Jean Charlot - Author. Publisher: University of Texas Press. Place of publication: Austin, TX. Publication year: 1962. Page number: 137.