Doctor Atl, pseudonym of Gerardo Murillo, (born October 3, , Guadalajara, Mexico—died August 15, , Mexico City), painter and writer who was one of. Gerardo Murillo Cornadó (Guadalajara – Mexico City ), also known as Dr. Atl (Atl in Nahuatl means water). A Mexican painter and. Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl) is a well-known Mexican painter, printmaker, writer, theorist and politician. Dr. Atl adopted his pseudonym in exchange for his given.

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Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Late in his life, with the aid of borrowed Pemex helicopters, Atl pioneered another entirely new school of landscape painting, the “aerial” landscapes, painting vast tracts of Central Mexico as though seen from an aeroplane.

When he returned from Europe, he joined the Constitutionalist forces led by Venustiano Carranzaand was appointed Director of the Academy of San Carlos. Mexico this month – November Tony Burton Read about Mexico’s important historical events that have occurred during the month of November In his own words, “I thought I was going to have a baby, but no, they cut off my leg and I left the hospital without a baby and without a leg”.

He was injured while observing the eruption and his leg was amputated. November 20, Auction Closed. Atl travelled to many countries, learning about avant-garde styles and concepts. January 22, Auction Closed. In memory of Don Pedro: Atl excelled at the Academy and received a grant from the President Porfirio Diaz to paint in Europe.


One of several sites earmarked for this project was in the Oblatos Canyon, to the north of his native Guadalajara and today a small beautifully kept park offering an awe-inspiring view of the Horsetail Waterfall, which Atl had drawn and painted, has been established in his honour.

Over the decades that followed, Murillo published a number of books on folk art and continued to produce landscape paintings. Please try again later. Often portraying volcanoes in the Mexican landscape, Murillo sought to achieve a style that conveyed his interest in both indigenous art and modern expression.

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Atl and other artists arranged exhibits of the folk arts and performances of popular dance and music and Dr.

He was murkllo interested in the native art of Mexico, the creation of an indigenous modern artistic style of expression, and the depiction of xr.atl Mexican landscape. Atl became very active in Mexico when he returned. Even Atl eventually conceded that Nahui Olin, in reality a nymphomaniac, was amongst other things, a “green-eyed serpent”.

His strong interest in politics him to collaborate with the Socialist Party in Italy and work in the Avanti newspaper. Atl also became involved in politics, joining the Socialist Party in Italy and worked for a periodical Avanti.

Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)

Atl returned to Mexico, to Guadalajara, in full of anti-academic sentiments and convinced that Mexican art needed a revolution. Nocturno desde Puebla Thank you for subscribing! Atl’s strong love of the outdoors and his active nature are seen in his many paintings which portray the landscapes of his era.

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If you prefer to suggest your geardo revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. His return to the political confusion that followed the deposing of President Diaz, now always referred to as the Mexican Revolution, was on the side of Carranza, an underdog in the power struggle at that muriillo. At the same time, Atl became infatuated with Clausell’s 14 year old niece who, probably fortunately, never reciprocated this feeling! One Step Beyond ” aired an episode based on an experience of Dr.


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In ” Alcoa Presents: Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Atl issued a manifesto calling for the development of a monumental public art movement in Mexico linked to the lives and interests of the Mexican people, a precursor of the Mexican Mural Movement launched in August 31, Auction Closed.

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Doctor Atl the pseudonym of Gerardo Murillowho had trained as an artist in Europe, organized an independent exhibition of Mexican artists. November 22, Auction Closed. Few signs if any had been shown by of the far- reaching revolution in Mexican art which came to include such figures as Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, the three greatest of Mexico’s world-renowned muralists.

Atl joined the revolutionary movement as a muralist and led exhibitions of Diego Rivera and Francisco Ponce de Leon. Get the latest news on the events, trends, and people that shape the global art market with our daily newsletter.

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