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  • ICAA Record ID
    737500
    TITLE
    Nuestro apóstol creacionista : Maples Arce / Ortega, Febronio
    IN
    El Universal Ilustrado (México, D. F., México). -- No. 278 [277] (Ago. 24, 1922)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 29, 56 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Ortega, Febronio. "Nuestro apóstol creacionista: Maples Arce." El Universal Ilustrado (Mexico City) 6, no.278 (August 1922): 29, 56.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Baudelaire, Charles; Charlot, Jean; Homero; Maples Arce, Manuel, 1900-; Othón Robledo, Miguel, 1889-1922; Parra, Manuel de la, 1878-1930; Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
Synopsis

This text establishes Diego Rivera’s importance as the head of the Mexican estridentista movement in the arts. It announces the creation of the Salón Independiente, a strategic exhibition space for the avant-garde in Mexico, on which he gives no details at all due to the fact that Rivera was the one directly responsible for the space.

Annotations

The Salón Independiente did not materialize, although Diego Rivera (1886–1957) continued his association with Stridentism, but not at the level expected by the leader heading the movement, Manuel Maples Arce (1898–1981). This document also contains the first press review wherein the poet from Veracruz establishes a series of critical stances with respect to the avant-garde tradition. This text is illustrated by a post-Cubist interpretation of Jean Charlot (1897–1979), the Parisian painter who joined the Mexican Muralist movement; the Retrato sicológico de Maples Arce [Psychological Portrait of Maples Arce] incorporates typographic elements into its composition. The piece is complemented by another portrait of Maples Arce, a planista [flatness-ist] engraving by the press illustrator, Eduardo Cataño.

Researcher
Francisco Reyes Palma : CURARE A.C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit
Courtesy of El Universal de México, Mexico City
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional