Mexican Art and the Academy of San Carlos, 1785-1915

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MEXICANIDAD AND THE ACADEMY

EVEN before Acuña left, another Spaniard was being sought for his department, "a teacher of painting possessed of the knowledge, ability, and dexterity needed to fulfill the obligations of Second Director of this noble art." The salary offered was 2,000 pesos fuertes ("sound money") per year, the position to go to the winner of a contest restricted to men who were already Academicians of Merit graduated from one of the two Royal academies, San Fernando of Madrid, or San Carlos of Valencia. Contestants were to register at the Madrid academy between January 20 and February 20, 1793. Within three

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 5
  • Foreword 9
  • The Contents 13
  • The Illustrations 15
  • The Beginnings 19
  • Mexicanidad and the Academy 40
  • First Stirrings of a National Art 69
  • Back to Colonial Image 102
  • Mexicanidad Comes into the Open 137
  • Index 167
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