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This article, written anonymously, points out the importance of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes for the teaching of drawing and observation perspective for 500 Mexican workers registered in evening classes at the school. The brief report emphasizes the fact that electric light has been installed in the whole school.
Although this is a brief report that seems to lack importance, the fact that—at the time of the armed revolution—500 students are attending evening classes at the Academy, and that they are called workers, emphasizes a radical change of mentality in Mexico. It also points to a change in the activities at the Academy, an institution that had not offered evening drawing classes for craftsmen during the nineteenth century.