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  • ICAA Record ID
    778224
    TITLE
    Máscaras : Julio Ruelas / Amado Nervo
    IN
    Revista Moderna : Arte y Ciencia (México. D. F.). -- No. 6 (Mar., 1903)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 81-82
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Nervo, Amado. "Máscaras: Julio Ruelas." Revista moderna: Arte y ciencia (Mexico City) 6, no.6 (March 1903): 81-82.
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Synopsis

“Máscara” [Mask] was the inspired piece about Julio Ruelas written by the poet Amado Nervo, who informed the readers of Revista Moderna [Modern Magazine] that ever since the periodical had been publishing vignettes and illustrations by Ruelas, there had been an outpouring of enthusiastic admiration and support for the artist in Latin American art circles, where Ruelas was considered to be the finest draughtsman in Mexico and the most inspired illustrator in Latin America. Nervo’s article also features a brilliant analysis of the artist’s work that links Ruelas to what in those days was referred to as the Decadence movement.

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The article by Amado Nervo (1870-1919) about Julio Ruelas (1870-1907) is one of the earliest examples of the critical acclaim received by the artist born in Zacatecas. In a style that is reminiscent of the complimentary review written by Tablada about Ruelas in 1893, Nervo sees a Latin American-ness in the Zacatecan’s work, thereby linking it to the work of Leopoldo Lugones, José Enrique Rodó, Rubén Darío and other key modernist writers in the Americas. In spite of its relationship to European art, the power and originality of this cultural phenomenon make it the melting pot of the Latin American movements that see references to an “American expression” in nature, in women, and in local contexts.

Researcher
Luis Rius Caso : CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Biblioteca Rubén Bonifaz Nuño del Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Universidad Naciona Autónoma de México