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  • ICAA Record ID
    752459
    AUTHOR
    Castillo, Guillermo, 1899-1952
    TITLE
    Acotaciones del momento : La Academia de Bellas Artes y la seriedad / Júbilo
    IN
    El Universal Gráfico : Diario Ilustrado de la tarde (México, D. F.). -- Ene. 12, 1927
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 3
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Castillo, Guillermo. "Acotaciones del momento: La Academia de Bellas Artes y la serieda." El Universal Gráfico: Diario ilustrado de la tarde (Mexico City), January 12, 1927, 3.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this article, journalist Guillermo Castillo criticizes the directors of the Mexican Academia de Bellas Artes, portraying the institution as outdated. Castillo targets proposed limitations on the curriculum of the open-air painting schools, which were established by the Ministry of Education in various municipalities to teach painting to workers and the lower classes. According to the author, claims on behalf of the academy that the open-air painting schools do not produce “serious” work represent a grave misunderstanding of the value of artistic education. Castillo instead attributes the proposed changes to the jealousy of academic artists at the success of a European exhibition of the work of the open-air painting students.

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Guillermo Castillo (1899–1952), otherwise known as “Júbilo,” was a Mexican veterinarian and journalist as well as a professor of biology and zoology at the School of Agriculture in Chapingo. Castillo served as a theater critic for the newspaper, El Universal Gráfico, and wrote the column “Acotaciones del momento,” for which “La Academia de Bellas Artes y la seriedad" was written.Castillo was known for the jovial and comic style with which he ridiculed various elements of Mexican society. Castillo disparaged the concept of “serious” art in “La Academia de Bellas Artes y la seriedad," which is an example of his critical satire.

Researcher
Karen Cordero; Molly Moog, collaborator
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional