Creator: Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950×
  • Crítica cinematográfica : El Perro Andaluz
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1938
    A short article by the Mexican poet Xavier Villaurrutia in which he announces the opening of a film club, “16 mm Cinema,” and the projection of the “sobrerrealista” [over-realist] film by Luis Buñuel, Un chien andalou [UnPerro Andaluz /An [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774225

  • El blanco y el negro. José Clemente Orozco
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1950
    The poet and art critic Xavier Villaurrutia believes José Clemente Orozco’s murals were his best works; then his drawings, lithographs, and engravings and, lastly, his oil paintings. Villaurrutia believes that oil painting was not the most [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799642

  • Historia de Diego Rivera
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1927
    In 1927, Xavier Villaurrutia attempted an assessment of the Mexican art movement using Diego Rivera’s career as a timeline, since he considered Rivera’s history to be the least boring. Villaurrutia claims that, although the genre of painting that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734375

  • José Clemente Orozco y el horror
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1949
    In this essay, Xavier Villaurrutia examines José Clemente Orozco’s paintings through a prism of dread. The writer contends that this dread, this sense of horror, though not the only feeling present in Orozco’s work, is almost always the dominant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735365

  • Manuel Álvarez Bravo
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1945
    Xavier Villaurrutia reflects upon the artistic value of photography. He recalls that the poet Charles Baudelaire refused to consider photography among the fine arts or accept photographers as artists. According to Villaurrutia, the problem still [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744758

  • Taxco de Montenegro
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1930
    The writer Xavier Villaurrutia comments on the town of Taxco (in the state of Guerrero) and its natural attraction. For him Taxco is like a flash of lightning that has now illuminated him, and he calls it a revelation. Taxco is synonymous with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775970

  • Un cuadro de la pintura mexicana actual
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1928
    Xavier Villaurrutia conducts a retrospective of Mexican painting in the 1920s, the origin of which he ascribes to the revolutionary movement of the previous decade. In this context, the author criticizes those painters who continued to follow [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752538