Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community

A compelling blend of art history, social analysis, and personal testimony, this book presents a new paradigm for understanding Chicana o studies By following the artistic and ideological journeys of two groups of northern California Chicana artists, Maria Ochoa argues that the women involved in these collectives created complex images whose powerful visual social commentA compelling blend of art history, social analysis, and personal testimony, this book presents a new paradigm for understanding Chicana o studies By following the artistic and ideological journeys of two groups of northern California Chicana artists, Maria Ochoa argues that the women involved in these collectives created complex images whose powerful visual social commentary sprang from the daily experiences of their lives Ochoa s artistic narrative first focuses on Mujeres Muralistas, a path breaking San Francisco group of mural painters organised in the early 1970s at the height of the Chicana o Movement The story then turns its attention to Co Madres Artistas, a group of artists who came together in the 1990s after spending decades tending their families, becoming successful in their careers, and launching key Chicana o cultural institutions in the Sacramento Valley Ochoa tells the stories of the individual members of these collectives to show how they combined art and activism Through an innovative application of oral history interviews, a fascinating compilation of individual and collective stories emerges.
Creative Collectives Chicana Painters Working in Community A compelling blend of art history social analysis and personal testimony this book presents a new paradigm for understanding Chicana o studies By following the artistic and ideological journeys of

  • Title: Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community
  • Author: María Ochoa
  • ISBN: 9780826321107
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
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