El mito de dos volcanes: Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl

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Twin tutelary presences in the Valley of Mexico, the volcanoes Popocatepetl (the Smoking Mountain) and Iztaccihuatl (the White Woman) have fascinated a long line artists and writers, both Mexicans and visitors to the country. Idyllic landscape in the paintings of Jose Maria Velasco, mythical obsession in the work of the unclassifiable Dr. Atl, mute witnesses to the destruction of the Consul in Malcolm Lowry?s powerful novel, epic setting in the stark photographs of Armando Salas Portugal and Hugo Brehme, the ...
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Overview

Twin tutelary presences in the Valley of Mexico, the volcanoes Popocatepetl (the Smoking Mountain) and Iztaccihuatl (the White Woman) have fascinated a long line artists and writers, both Mexicans and visitors to the country. Idyllic landscape in the paintings of Jose Maria Velasco, mythical obsession in the work of the unclassifiable Dr. Atl, mute witnesses to the destruction of the Consul in Malcolm Lowry’s powerful novel, epic setting in the stark photographs of Armando Salas Portugal and Hugo Brehme, the volcanoes have been a source of inspiration for the wide variety of artistic works gathered in this book. Based on the exhibition of the same name in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, El mito de dos volcanes is a celebration in images and texts of these loyal guardians of the history, art and culture of Mexico.
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  • ISBN-13: 9789685208451
  • Publisher: Editorial Reverte
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 159

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