Ángel Zárraga

La femme et le pantin, 1909

Oleo / tela
175.3 x 141 cm

Born in Durango in the north of Mexico, Zárraga came from a wealthy Mexican family of the regime of Porfirio Díaz. He went to Europe in 1905 with a scholarship from the National School of Fine Arts, and soon found himself involved in the artistic and literary circles of France, Spain and Italy. His work was shown, both in the Autumn Salon of Paris and in the Donatello of Florence, always with praise for his work, which the critics identified with the sensualistic decoratism of Klimt. La femme et le pantin is an oil with symbolic tones, most probably done in Venice, but at the same time answering to the expectations of the cosmopolitan world of Mexico at the turn of the XX century, within the contours of the reflections of the decadent spirit of the intellectuals and sponsors of modernism an the end of the century that Zárraga associated with in his years as an illustrator and collaborator for the Revista Moderna.

Vide Antonio Luna Arroyo. Zárraga. Second Edition. Mexico, Salvat Ciencia y Cultura Latinoamericana, 1993.

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