Latino & Latina American Art History ~ 185 Slides ~ Highly Visual
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This is a complete presentation on Latino American Art History which is highly visual and thoroughly annotated. This show is of Spanish Heritage American artists. My preview is 20 of the slides in the presentation for you to download. This will give you the best idea of what the product is like. There are also the below text excerpts.
Latino/Latina art is Spanish heritage based art done in America by artists who are Americans but still identify with their Spanish heritages.
Although Latino/a Art and artists are throughout the United States today, its initial growth began in the hot spots of their migration.
The three earliest art origin points were Los Angeles, New York and Miami with a more gradual art recognition growth in a fourth state, Texas.
The groups identified with those cities were different.
Los Angeles and Texas drew from Mexico. Miami drew from Cuba after Castro came to power in Cuba. New York drew the Puerto Ricans.
New York, being the art capital of the world since 1945, eventually acted like a magnet on every artist who wanted to “make it” in America but the first Latin group there were the Puerto Ricans (as in “West Side Story”).
The Spanish influence thus varies by the heritage involved. However, the American part is universal. This is Latino/a American art so it looks like no other Spanish based country’s art.
This is true of every artist group in America. African American art resembles African art but no one could ever mistake one for the other.
The overall experience of being American is way too strong not to come across in the art work.
Today Los Angeles and Miami are very hot art markets in and of themselves. Many of these artists can do very well just staying put there. They also have wealthy Latin patrons located there.
Today the movement has expanded to many other areas of the country which are more contemporary regions of Latin settlement.
~Excerpt: Los Four~
Los Four was a Chicano artist collective during the 1970s and 80s in Los Angeles
brought Chicano Art to the attention of the mainstream art world.
originally consisted of Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, Roberto de la Rocha and founder Gilbert Luján.
Judithe Hernández became the fifth member of Los Four immediately following their exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
members were college-educated political activists
Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, Gilbert Lujan, and Judithe Hernández became Chicano artists of international recognition for their art work.
Rocha gave up a promising career in the mid-1970s to begin a decades long retreat inward. He destroyed every one of his paintings and spent his time in a darkened house with a Bible.
Carlos Almaraz died in 1989 from AIDS.
remaining members were reunited for an exhibition in 1994, Los Four: Twenty Years Later
members of Los Four have enjoyed successful solo artistic careers with considerable exhibition of their work.
this group paved the way for other Chicano Artists to follow in their wake.
~Excerpt: Artist Profile, Marcos Dimas~
early training in modern art but became more interested in the extinct Taino Indian peoples of Puerto Rico, his ancestors.
born and initially raised on a sugar plantation in Puerto Rico
discovered shards of pottery carved with images created by the Taino Indians as a child.
In 1952 moved to New York City.
educated at the High School of Fashion Industries and the School of Visual Arts S.V.A., both in New York City.
co-founded Puerto Rican Workshop, a community based art group for creating artists’ spaces, ideas and furthering education. Has never left his work with this group.
steady stream of art exhibitions since early 1970s, all in keeping with his heritage.
produced and directed a documentary on six contemporary Puerto Rican painters, including himself, that aired on PBS.