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  • ICAA Record ID
    815219
    TITLE
    El movimiento actual de la pintura en México : Los Retardatarios.- El Clasicismo.- El Academismo y sus falsas glorias.- La Anarquía.- El Nacimiento del “MEXICANISMO” / Ing. Francisco Hernández Araujo
    IN
    El Demócrata : Diario Independiente de la mañana (México, D. F.). -- Jul. 26, 1923
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Hernández Araujo, Francisco [David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jean Charlot]. "El movimiento actual de la pintura en México: Los Retardatarios.- El Clasicismo.- El Academismo y sus falsas glorias.- La Anarquía.- El Nacimiento del 'MEXICANISMO'." El Demócrata: Diario independiente de la mañana (Mexico City), July 26, 1923.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
    ADDITIONAL AUTHORS
Synopsis

This is the third of four articles on the nature of the current painting movement in Mexico. It classifies those painters and writers as retrogressive, who continue to paint under outdated and foreign influences without contributing to the local sphere, anarchist painters who have returned to a classicism that is completely alien to the social sphere. The article asks: how Saturnino Herrán can be Mexican if he paints local forms under foreign influences? It indicates the same of Joaquín Clausell, who belonged to the prior generation. With regard to José Clemente Orozco, the article states that he advanced a new nationalism.

Annotations

David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896–1974) and Jean Charlot (1897–1979) used the pseudonym “Engineer Juan Hernández Araujo” as well “Francisco Hernández Arajo” in order to write four key articles on the historical evolution of the post-revolutionary pictorial movement. In this article they report on the painters of the Academy. They differentiate between those who were left with an older, foreign aesthetic and those who went on to create a new aesthetic. In this article one can detect the resonance of Siqueiros’ writings, which would not change overt time. 

Researcher
Esther Acevedo : Dirección de Estudios Históricos, INAH / CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit
© Courtesy of Jean Charlot Estate LLC; Link Text
Location
Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público