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In this article dealing with the Salón de Primavera [Spring Salon], Alfredo Chiabra-Acosta explores different aspects of the art field: both the state and the traits of contemporary art criticism, the difference between the modern and the new art trends, as well as the description and evaluation of some of the works by the artists included in the show.
La Campana de Palo [The Wooden Bell] published its first six editions between June and December 1925. Following a time in which the journal was not published, it reappeared in September 1926, with a contiguous enumeration, although using a different format and with the subtitle: Periódico Mensual. Bellas Artes y Polémica. [Monthly Journal. Fine Arts and Controversy.] In this second phase that lasted until September-October 1927, eleven issues were published.
La Campana de Palo constituted one of the broadcasting organs for anarchist ideas of the group headed by Alfredo Chiabra-Acosta, also known by the pseudonym Atalaya, or At.