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  • ICAA Record ID
    739237
    TITLE
    Habrá clases nocturnas en la Academia de Bellas Artes
    IN
    Excélsior : El periódico de la vida nacional (México, D. F., México). -- Abril 2,  1917
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 3
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Excélsior: El periódico de la vida nacional (Mexico City). "Habrá clases nocturnas en la Academia de Bellas Artes." April 2, 1917, 3.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

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. 

Annotations

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.

Researcher
Esther Acevedo
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. México D.F., México