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  • ICAA Record ID
    748747
    TITLE
    Fotografías de Weston / F.M.G.I.
    IN
    Forma : Revista de Artes Plásticas (México, D. F., México). -- Vol. 2, no. 7 (1928)
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Monterde, Francisco. "Fotografías de Weston." Forma: Revista de Artes Plásticas (Mexico City) 2, no.7 (1928): 15-16 [331-332].
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    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

The author reflects on Edward Weston’s œuvre. He very poetically describes the formal and aesthetic nature of the photographer’s images in such a way that, with no description to guide us, we recognize them. This is art criticism refined by reason, understanding, and a poetic way of seeing the images—all in perfect harmony with the portraits, nudes, landscapes, archeological ruins, and traditional objects that Weston photographed in Mexico.  

Annotations

This is a well-thought-out article about the work that American photographer Edward Weston did in Mexico. The description and presentation of the photo-artist’s works reveal the impact of Weston’s Mexican aesthetic. It changed the concepts, the language, and the visual discourse that encouraged changes in Mexican culture; changes that were already underway, thus stimulating an important supply of graphic expression. The article makes a substantial contribution in terms of an understanding of such concepts and the ability to express it as literary criticism, and provides insight into how an avant-garde audience reacted to this body of photographic production in the 1920s.

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