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The right man for the task

Florencio Molina Campos left immortalized small scenes of the gaucha life that are much more than artistic pieces


Elvira is alone at her house taking mate. Suddenly, the phone rings. It was 1941, and calls are quite uncommon at that time, especially long-distance ones. Her husband is on the road and gets nervous right away; he's worried something happened to him. He hurries to attend and meets a voice that, in a Spaniard with an Anglo-Saxon accent, announces that he will soon receive an unexpected visit:  Walt Disney  is traveling to meet her husband. Elvira's husband is  Florencio Molina Campos . The imprint  Molina Campos  gave to her  works  made them simply unique. Anyone who sees them, as little as they know about the subject, instantly recognizes them. His  costumbrista portraits  of life in our pampas are stories made with strokes: they speak, transmit, tell stories. They are both funny and accurate; real day-to-day cartoons in the fields. By the beginning of the 1940s,  Molina Campos  already had an international reputation. Therefore, it is not surprising that  Walt Disney  himself generated an interest in the  illustrator  , whom he later summoned to collaborate with him as an advisor for a cartoon series with  gauchesca aesthetics  . He was undoubtedly the right man for the task. There are people who leave a mark, a legacy, a story.  Florencio Molina Campos  left immortalized small scenes of gaucha life  that are much more than artistic pieces. His talent also served to give testimony to a place, an era and a lifestyle that has so much to do with what makes us Argentines.

Publication Date: 22/08/2018

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By: Araujo Carlos 24 August, 2018

El legado de Molina Campos, expresado en los almanaques Alpargatas y de la Compañía General de Fósforos, destacan a un artista único. original, para expresar las imágenes del campo.

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