Inaugurated in Mexico City’s Plaza Mayor (Central Plaza) first in 1796 (a temporary gilt-plastered wooden statue) and again in 1803 (in its final bronze form) Tolsá’s monumental statue has been the focus of art historical and political discussion. A “cleaning” severely damaged the work. Here is an update on the restoration/conservation project.
Here’s my snapshot of Tolsá’s monument in Mexico City. (*And be sure to credit me if you use this — I worked hard on it!)
Too much or too little self-promotion? How much should you self-cite? See Patrick Dunleavey’s Handling Self-Citation
SRRP includes several art historians working with legal specialists to create appropriate community memorials for victims of human rights violations, particularly in Latin America.
See also the flyer about their first conference attached here.
Read Patrick Dunleavy’s post on citations in Impact of Social Sciences. Never write a paper to your professor again.
A new study on Frida Kahlo and María Izquierdo:
Marıa Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo: Challenging Visions in Modern Mexican Art
By Nancy Deffebach
Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture. Austin:
University of Texas Press, 2015. Photographs. Plates. Illustrations. Figures. Notes.
Bibliography. Index. viii, 264 pp. Cloth, $60.00.
Coming up this spring:
Frida Kahlo: Art Garden Life at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
See also the book created for the exhibition:
Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life
Great resources for writing — including getting started with that opening paragraph and blogging about your research.