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Molina Campos: an exhibition to meet you

Sixty years after his death, the José Hernández Museum of Popular Art presents an exhibition to honor Florencio Molina Campos.
Traditions
el Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández presenta una exposición
29 November, 2019

Sixty years after the death of Florencio Molina Campos, the Foundation that bears his name and the José Hernández Museum of Popular Art present an exhibition for to pay tribute to this great Argentine artist. Draughtsman and painter, naive cartoonist and keen observer, took his palette and colors beyond the national limit.

The exhibition “Florencio Molina Fields. Color, Art and Tradition” was inaugurated by the director of the museum Felicitas Luna, together with the authorities of the Association of Friends of MAP, the curator Consuelo Güiraldes and the president of the Molina Campos Foundation and Senator Federico Pinedo.

The exhibition will remain open until Monday 10 February 2020 and can be visited Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 13 to 19, and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 to 20 in Av. del Libertador 2373, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

A special artist

Florencio Molina Campos (1891-1959) painted like no one else thecountry life of his time. With its unmistakable style, it gave a caricaturesque tone to the everyday life of the gaucho. In his works, he paints in detail the paisano, the pampa, the fieldwork and their customs. He depicts them with a grace that gives them particularity to his works.

Molina’s peculiar style Campos did not go unnoticed by anyone. In 1926, he presented his first exhibition at the Palermo Warehouse of the Argentine Rural Society. The sample was visited by President Marcelo T. de Alvear, who remained fascinated and became a fervent admirer of the artist, to whom he awarded a chair at the Nicolás Avellaneda National College.

In 1931 he made his first trip to Europe and exhibited in Paris. Then I would travel many times more, invited by different Governments as Argentine cultural representative. His most emblematic work is, perhaps, the one he made illustrating the almanacs of the firm Alpargatas . An almanac, something cheap and disposable, was the medium he preferred to spread his work and that his art was not left alone in museums.

In the 1940s, Molina Campos became involved with Walt Disney and was hired to advise the drawing crew on three films that Disney Studios were about to make. However, because of disagreements with the film studio, he resigned.

Florencio Molina Campos was a artist who gave visibility to a sector of the population that, in that So, I was lost in the fields. He is one of the best artists portrayed our culture and traditions, and carried them around the world to that everyone knew them. For all this, it is worth visiting this new shows.

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