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Author: Antonio Saborit, Carlos Monsiváis, Teresa del Conde
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Size: 22 x 30 cm
Publication year: 2007
Julio Ruelas remains something of an enigma in Mexican art, and deserves to be much better known than he is. This book places Ruelas in the context that best sets off his work and significance, surrounded by his colleagues of the Revista Moderna, the flagship of Mexican and Latin-American “modernism,” which gave a new breath of life to a visual art seeking to shake off the fetters of the Academy.
Detailed essays by three of Mexico’s most outstanding critics –Teresa del Conde, Carlos Monsiváis, and Antonio Saborit– explore the many facets of Ruelas, from his sometimes stereotypical fin-de-siècle fauns, wraiths, and succubae to his deeper and still disquieting exploration of the terra incognita of our subconscious.