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In this article, the writer discusses the latest exhibition of works by students of the Catalonian instructor Antonio Fabrés at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes [National School of Fine Arts]. That is why works by even the youngest pupils are of a very high quality says the writer. He singles out Diego Rivera, Antonio Gómez and Alberto Garduño; the latter had two works in the show. He also mentions a landscape photograph taken by Garduño on a field trip with his teacher and schoolmates to the Contreras area that was, at that time, on the outskirts of Mexico City. 


This information is important because it documents the exhibition of works by students from the Academia de San Carlos. But it is mainly significant because it mentions Antonio Garduño as a painter. As time went by, the latter became a photographer, and the most influential promoter of photography as an art form that deserved a place in the pictorial canon.

Rebeca Monroy
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico

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