Amador Lugo

Perro con gatos, ca. 1933-34

Oleo / yute
49.5 x 60 cm

By 1933 the Open Air Schools of Painting were still free shchools for painting, but they had undergone radical reforms which tended to formalize the teaching. In the last stage they opened new centers with students who were looking more for professional formation and not a free-expression workshop. Such was the case of the master Amador Lugo, who received his primary art instruction from Tamiji Kitiwaga, in Taxco, Guerrero. There, one still found a pictorial aesthetic based on the primitivism of the avant-garde, as is well exemplified in the oil Perro con gatos, painted with apparent thematic simplification but which shows a fine handling of pictorial resources.

Cf. Exhibition Catalog, Homenaje al movimiento de Escuelas de Pintura al Aire Libre (Homage to the Open Air Schools of Painting). Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1981.

More of this artist