Published by RM/MCLAA/MAGG. Text by Alberto Torres, Laura González, América Juárez.
This essential monograph on the renowned Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974) reveals this most political of artists as a master landscape painter--but a painter of landscapes rife with political content. During his lifetime Siqueiros produced 150 landscape paintings, dynamic visions of futuristic cities and allegories of environmental devastation charged with the emotional vehemence that has come to characterize his better-known public works. Siqueiros--one of the "Big Three" of Mexican muralism along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco--believed mural art should function as a community service, but it was through his easel painting that he evolved his extensive variety of techniques and styles; it was also at the easel that he experimented with new tools and materials, and with radical works such as these. David Alfaro Siqueiros: Landscape Painter is the first thorough treatment of the artist's adventures in this genre.