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  • ICAA Record ID
    799489
    TITLE
    Yucatán : una exposición de Bellas Artes
    IN
    La República : Semanario político (México, D. F., México). -- Oct. 6, 1916
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 5-6
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Yucatán: Una exposición de Bellas Artes." La República: Semanario político (Mexico City), October 6, 1916.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Escuela de Bellas Artes de Mérida, Yucatán (México); Fernández, Miguel Ángel
Synopsis

This article reprints a report published in Yucatán Gráfico magazine that describes recent activities of the local visual arts milieu. Following the creation of the Escuela de Bellas Artes [School of Fine Arts] in the state of Yucatán by the constitutionalist government, preparations are now under way for an exhibition of works by students, including “revolutionary frescos by Miguel Ángel Fernández.”

Annotations

General Salvador Alvarado, the constitutionalist governor of the state of Yucatán, promoted the creation of visual artworks as part of his administration’s program. According to the writer of the article, art is “a testimony to, and a symbol of the moral value of human beings” to which that area is entitled. It is interesting to note that the works to be exhibited in a few days include some “revolutionary frescoes” by Miguel Ángel Fernández, which shows that artists of the period were already familiar with the idea of painting murals that reference the 1910 Revolution.

Researcher
Diana Briuolo
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
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Location
Biblioteca Nacional de Antropología e Historia “Dr. Eusebio Dávalos Hurtado”