Francisco Toledo, artista de tierra

Alejandra Ortiz Castañares

Abstract


The peculiarity of the art of Francisco Toledo (1940) - considered one of the greatest living Mexican artists - has consisted, since its origin, on the recover of the prehispanic culture as an aesthetic and ethical resource, in dialogue with international contemporary culture. A dialectic that is analysed throughout this text, including particularly problematic aspects of his biography, beginning from his identification with the pre Hispanic culture. It is therefore a bird's eye study, which selects certain founding characteristics of the artist and his work.

 


Keywords


Francisco Toledo; Mexican art; XX Century; indigenous; Juchitán

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/6640

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