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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.
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.