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  • ICAA Record ID
    752969
    TITLE
    La decoración del “Papillon Bar” / M. M.
    IN
    Revista de revistas : Semanario Nacional (México, D. F., México). -- No. 1285 (Dic. 30, 1934)
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    M.M. "La decoración del 'Papillon Bar'." Revista de revistas: Semanario nacional (Mexico City) 24, no.1285 (December 1934): n.p.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This text reviews the murals painted by Federico Cantú and Roberto Montenegro at the Papillon Bar on the Antiguo Callejón de la Condesa, beside the House of Tiles in Mexico City’s historic district (currently Madero Street.) The businessman Manuel del Valle commissioned the work in the form of three casein panneaux [panels].

Annotations

Vida, pasión y muerte del arlequín [The Life, Passion, and Death of the Harlequin] was likely censured for using harlequins and naked female forms to portray the nature and lifestyle of the city riffraff. 

The murals by Roberto Montenegro (1885–-1968) were destroyed when the building was demolished, but one of the panels by Federico Cantú (1907–1989) was removed and is now part of Lance Aarón’s collection of Mexican art and remains a valuable example of alternative forms of Mexican murals. 

Researcher
Dafne Cruz Porchini : CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit

Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional