Gabriel Fernández Ledesma

Paisaje industrial, ca. 1929

Oleo / tela
61.4 x 52.4 cm.

The panorama of modern art in Mexico goes beyond the already prolific art activity, since the country most certainly was living through a period of artistic rebirth in variou disciplines, and perhaps more than any other, Gabriel Fernández Ledesma was a restless and interdisciplinary artist. Originally from the provincial city of Aguascalientes, he as many of his contemporaries, spent time in Europe and was linked, later, to the open schools. He was a magnificent painter, as well as engraver, designer, scenery designer and editor of art magazines, he was a life dedicated to constant cultural projects. In Madrid he edited a folder of fifteen wood carvings which show the diverse models and aesthetic currents of artistic contingent that represented Mexico at the International Fair in Seville. It was at that time that he probably painted Paisaje Industrial, an oil similar to the subject matter of the Open Air Schools in that it deals with the iconography of the country affected by the progress of modernization.

Vide Judith Alanís. Gabriel Fernández Ledesma. Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, 1985

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