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  • ICAA Record ID
    762442
    AUTHOR
    Poulain, Gaston
    TITLE
    Un pintor del México en revolución / Gastón Poulain
    IN
    Bandera de Provincias : quincenal de cultura : Suplemento de preferencia (Guadalajara, Jalisco, México). -- No. 10
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 1-2 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Poulain, Gastón. "Un pintor del México en revolución." Bandera de provincias: Quincenal de cultura (Guadalajara), no.10 (n.d.): 1-2.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

For the writer Gastón Poulain, the “revolutionary” nature of José Clemente Orozco’s work had different nuances. He considers that in his œuvre there is neither “automatic register nor sensitive perception.” Poulain sees Orozco’s work as essentially alive and, at the same time, painful, since his drawings are direct and “produce the same emotions as instantaneous photographs . . .”. In and of themselves, for Poulain, Orozco’s paintings are original and beautiful when considered from the point of view of technical as well as intellectual perception.

Annotations

The French Gaston Poulain was one of the guest writers especially invited to collaborate on the revista jalisciense [Jalisco magazine], a fact that was also important for achieving international projection, particularly in the special issue dedicated to José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949). The author especially visualizes the formal rather than the aesthetic aspects of Orozco’s paintings, again omitting a popular perception. What particularly caught his attention was the chromatic symbolism that was determined thematically. He also applauded his caricatures—surely influenced by Zuno—however, what was special about Orozco for the French critic was his condition of “witness” of the armed movement. This idea, as we know, was utilized in order to legitimize Orozco’s role and performance, among others, as “revolutionary” painters. 

Researcher
Dafne Cruz Porchini
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. México D.F., México