Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea de México
versão impressa ISSN 0185-2620
FULTON, Christopher. Cuauhtémoc regained. Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2008, n.36, pp. 5-43. ISSN 0185-2620.
This essay continues the investigation of an earlier article, also published in this journal, by examining artistic representations of Cuauhtémoc in the post-revolutionary period, and especially after 1940, when the figure of the last Aztec king became widely and variously deployed as a political and cultural emblem. The essay will describe how in the post-revolutionary era internal contradictions, which were latent within the imagery, broke into the open and ignited controversy over the meaning and use of the Cuauhtémoc symbol.
Palavras-chave : Cuauhtémoc; art; indigenism; nationalism; Edmundo O'Gorman; David Alfaro Siqueiros; Diego Rivera; José Vasconcelos.