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  • ICAA Record ID
    755265
    TITLE
    El homenaje del Consejo Cultural al poeta José Juan Tablada, fue de una alta significación artística y socia : Algunos de los asistentes a esa fiesta, según nuestro caricaturista
    IN
    El Universal : El gran diario de México (México, D. F., México). -- Feb. 25, 1923
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 5 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Crónica
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "El homenaje del Consejo Cultural al poeta José Juan Tablada, fue de una alta significación artística y socia: Algunos de los asistentes a esa fiesta, según nuestro caricaturista." El Universal: El gran diario de México (Mexico City), February 25, 1923.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Anitua, Fanny; Consejo Cultural y Artístico de la Ciudad de México; Orozco, José Clemente; Prieto Laurens, Jorge; Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957; Tablada, José Juan, 1871-1945
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Synopsis

The Consejo Cultural y Artístico of Mexico City held a banquet to honor the poet José Juan Tablada, who would leave for New York the next day to continue the promotion of Mexican art in that city. This article includes a series of caricatures rendered by X. Peña of attendees at the event, among whom were the painters José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Adolfo Best Maugard, and Roberto Montenegro, as well as officials and musicians. The only woman present was Fanny Anitúa, and she came to the event accompanied by her husband.

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This article is interesting because it gives us an understanding of how José Juan Tablada (1871–1945) was able to bring together different generations such as that of Roberto Montenegro (1885–1968), who was a contributor to La Revista Moderna de México [Modern Journal of Mexico]. One of the purposes of the journal was to take culture beyond Mexican borders and into Latin America. Also assembled was the generation of Diego Rivera (1886–1957) and José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949), who represented the avant-garde of public artwork fostered by José Vasconcelos (1882–1959) from his post at the SEP [Ministry of Public Education]. The article is important because Tablada would be the one to promote Mexican avant-garde art in New York City.

X. Peña’s caricatures serve a graphic function because they emphasize the characteristic features of the figures mentioned above.

Researcher
Esther Acevedo : Dirección de Estudios Históricos, INAH / CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit

Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional