Weber Sociology & Anthropology


March 2017, Vol.3 (1), ISSN:2449-1632

© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

The Romance between the State and the Aesthetic

Prof. Imelda Ortiz González

The Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP), Mexico.





Accepted 15th March, 2017; Available Online 20th March, 2017.


Abstract:

The desire to be "a civilized country" in Mexico, throughout the first half of the twentieth century, passes in the eternal dilemma between "cosmopolitans" and "nationalists". The State relies on the transmission or acceptance of the vision of art and, hence, its popular inoculation. The Mexican Revolution and the First World War caused the loss of the Europeanized culture. Jose Vasconcelos as led the Secretariat of Public Education, ingeniously adapted the soviet model to the historical colonial evangelization, and said: "Art is the only salvation of Mexico". In these circumstances, muralism became the great revolutionary pedagogical feat. Art at the service of the State. Carlos Lazo made possible the inclusion of the architecture to the muralism in the University city.

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