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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The statue of Atl in the Illustrious Men Park, the small plaza in front of the Regional Museum in Guadalajara, to one side of the Cathedral, shows Atl at this late stage of his life, bearded distinguished and with only gerard leg.

Atl joined the revolutionary movement as a muralist and led exhibitions of Diego Rivera and Francisco Ponce de Leon. Views Read Edit View history. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Thank You for Your Contribution!

Doctor Atl

Unfortunately, his contact with volcanoes gave him a disease, which caused one of his legs to be amputated. In these and other works, Atl combined traditional landscape painting with contemporary experiments with distortion of line and shape to create a unique, nationalistic form of expression.

Atl often painted the many volcanoes surrounding Mexico City.

Atl did some portrait painting, but he was a prolific and innovative painter of landscapes. Gerardo Murillo Do you think you may own a painting by Gerardo Murillo? Atl and the revolution in Mexico’s art Tony Burton.


His landscapes took on a distinctive look, much imitated since but never seen before, characterized by bold, heavy lines, simple forms, stark colours and undeniably Mexican in style. His blog is at geo-mexico.

Diego GefardoMexican painter whose bold large-scale murals stimulated a revival of fresco painting in Latin America. When he returned from Europe, he joined the Constitutionalist forces led by Venustiano Carranzaand was appointed Director of the Academy of San Carlos.

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Inspired by Doctor AtlOrozco conscientiously began to explore Mexican themes and to draw more directly…. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Born inhe studied in the Guadalajara Boys High School, then located in the building presently occupied by the city’s Regional Museum. Volcanic Eruption Please try again later. Atl supported constitutionalists, leaning dr.ztl a biblical socialism. Murillo became an active member in the muralist movement alongside Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Doctor Atl the pseudonym of Gerardo Murillowho had trained as an artist in Europe, organized an independent exhibition of Mexican artists. Atl Gerardo Murillo Mexican, — Alebrije art from a master artist Helyn Bercovitch A constant fluttering, deafening whirlpool of claws, fangs, fins, tongues and horns bewilder the senses in a frenzied shuttlec The plot description states: Please call us to discuss your painting: There was a problem with your submission.


A larger than life character, even the leg amputation didn’t slow him down. He held a surprisingly successful exhibition in Tlaquepaque and another larger one in the garden of San Francisco church in downtown Guadalajara. El Grito – September 15 or mruillo Thank you for subscribing! He founded various pro-Carranza newspapers, on one of which both Siqueiros and Orozco worked. December 6, Auction Closed. Atl returned to Mexico before the start of mirillo Mexican Revolution, seven years later.

Atl went to Paris to analyze the politics of Mexico and founded a journal, writing about the social and political issues of Mexico. We perform art authenticationsart appraisalsart research and provide Certificates of Authenticity COA as well as consultations, for all paintings by Gerardo Murillo.

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Clint Eastwood, American motion-picture actor who emerged as one of the most popular Hollywood stars…. Do you think you own a painting by Dr. Atl’s paintings are in museums and collections all over the world.