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  • ICAA Record ID
    737453
    TITLE
    Figuras inquietas : Marinetti / Por Ramón Gómez de la Serna
    IN
    Zig-Zag : semanario popular ilustrado (México, D. F., México). -- No. 111 (May. 22, 1922)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 47 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Gómez de la Serna, Ramón. "Figuras inquietas: Marinetti." Zig-Zag: semanario popular ilustrado (Mexico City) 3, no.111 (May 1922): 47.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

From Madrid, the Spanish avant-garde poet Ramón Gómez de la Serna wrote a concise profile of Filippo Tomasso Marinetti that was taken up by the Mexican cultural press. De la Serna refers to a certain appeasement of spirit in his friend the Futurist. The significance of the publication can be found in an illustration; a typographic display by the Italian artist entitled “Después del Marne, Joffre visita el frente en auto” [After the Battle of the Marne, Joffre visits the Front in an Automobile]. This requires a dynamic reading of the work, based on an isolated corporal outline and on several topographical, typographical and phonetic references.

Annotations

The illustration makes reference to an event of the First World War: the detention of the German army at the Marne by the French marshal Joseph Joffré. It could thus be said that Filippo Tomasso Marinetti (1876-1944) presents an exalted scene of bellicose patriotism, reinforced with phrases such as “Vive la France, Mort aux boches” [Long live France, and death to the Germans!].

At the time of publication this article coincided with the commotion created by the Mexican estridentistas, who used strategies similar to those of the Futurist typographic revolution.

Researcher
Francisco Reyes Palma
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional