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  • ICAA Record ID
    737702
    TITLE
    La frivolidad de Emilio Amero
    IN
    Revista de revistas : El semanario nacional (México, D. F., México). -- No. 930 (Feb. 26, 1928)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 22
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "La frivolidad de Emilio Amero." Revista de revistas: El semanario nacional (Mexico City) 18, no.930 (February 1928): 22.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    ADDITIONAL AUTHORS
    Alducín, Rafael; Horta, Manuel
Synopsis

While passing through Mexico after four years in New York, artist Emiliano Amero shares his notebooks with author Martí Casanovas, who enthusiastically points out his themes of advertising, as well as café and cabaret life. In his judgment, they depict the superficiality infused with intelligence that characterizes Amero. With regard to the illustrations, Martí emphasizes the artist’s capacity to move between different “-isms” without losing consistency. 

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Emilio Amero (1901-76) was an artist linked to the muralist movement and, at the same time, identified with the search for an advanced graphic design as well as with experimental film and photography. The interviewer, Martí Casanovas, was a Cuban art critic born in Cataluña and a contributor to the revista de avance in Havana. His approach to Amero’s work is based on the modernist values displayed by both Estridentismo and Treinta-treintismo. It is no coincidence that the interviewer joined the latter movement just a few months later.

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