Category Archives: Aguascalientes

Eruption of Enrique Guzman

You consider that a national-prize painting, ten feet of completely black resin and charcoal offering no message or creativity. I don’t care we’re in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and some might say I’m jealous I didn’t win. Nonsense. It’s necessary to be outraged and impossible to tolerate such a mockery of […]

Also posted in Beatriz Zamora, Depression, Enrique Guzman, Mental Health, Mexico, Mexico City, Painters, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Suicide

Touch of Saturnino Herran

You’ve never heard of me? That’s all right, don’t apologize. Most people haven’t. I’ll explain. I am born in this city, not far from the Aguascalientes Museum where we stand, and begin taking private drawing lessons as a child. My progress enthuses instructors, and when I’m eighteen, two years after my father dies, they urge […]

Also posted in Diego Rivera, Mexico, Painters, Saturnino Herran

Images of Death

Emiliano Zapata Dead handsome and authoritative he’s highlighted by grand mustache pointing at bloody chest amid men looking into camera 1919 Photograph from Archivo Casasila Cadaver of Pancho Villa not again will he extend both arms to earth as he hangs on his back over door of convertible Anonymous photo 1923 Poster Demonstration ghostly head […]

Also posted in Death, Emiliano Zapata, Mexico, Painters, Pancho Villa, Poetry - GTC

East Aguascalientes

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Economics, Mexico, Poverty