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Artists' biographies : Casimiro CASTRO

Casimiro  CASTRO

Date of birth: 1826
Date of death: 1889

Nationality : Casimiro  CASTRO

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Casimiro Castro (1826 to 1889, Mexico City), draftsman, lithographer and painter Mexican. It is considered graphic and landscape historian of great fame in the nineteenth century Mexico. Casimir was born in a newly independent Mexico. Experienced a period of political and social instability marked by wars, foreign invasions and conflicts. He died in the third period of Porfirio Diaz. All this allowed his work is an important graphic testimony of this significant stage of Mexico. Casimiro took lessons with the Italian artist Pietro Gualdi. Casimiro was also greatly influenced by Claudio Linati Prevost, who introduced lithography in Mexico, artistic expression and creative freedom brought a technique that ended with the academic conventions. His first lithographs drawn to the religious and literary publications among which "The Mexican Museum" in 1843 and "El Gallo Pythagorean" 1845. Developed in stone artwork from the Mexican version of the novel "Antonino and Anita" of Edouard Riviere and "The new mysteries of Mexico," and lapsed Massé, 1851. Casimiro's work dealt with almost every aspect of Mexico City as are the luxurious facades, humble neighborhoods, monuments, walks, lakes and canals, the various buildings and architecture in particular of the eighteenth century as well as various trades as the carrier, the waterboy, the fruit vendor or charger. His work gives an account of the various changes in Mexico as republican austerity and change clothes because of the Industrial Revolution. Between 1855-56 the work was published "Mexico and its environs" to be the main author Casimiro Castro, Julian artists also participate Campillo, Luis G. Auda and Rodriguez. This work included 42 prints on Mexico City and surroundings of which 31 were the work of Casimiro Castro included aerial views captured from balloons and from rooftops. "Mexico and its environs" is considered a jewel of Mexican lithography nineteenth century because of the quality of his drawings and lithographs.

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Casimiro Castro (1826 a 1889, Ciudad de México) dibujante, litógrafo y pintor mexicano. Es considerado cronista gráfico y paisajista de gran fama en el México del siglo XIX. Casimiro nació en un México recién independizado. Vivió una época de inestabilidad política y social marcada por guerras, invasiones extranjeras y diversos conflictos. Murió en el tercer período de gobierno de Porfirio Díaz. Todo lo anterior permitió que su obra sea un importante testimonio gráfico de esta significativa etapa de México. Casimiro tomó lecciones con el artista italiano Pietro Gualdi. Casimiro recibió además gran influencia de Claudio Linati de Prevost, el cual introdujo la litografía en México, expresión artística que trajo consigo libertad creativa y una técnica que terminaba con las convenciones académicas. Sus primeras litografías las elaboró para publicaciones religiosas y literarias entre los que destacan "El Museo Mexicano" en 1843 y "El Gallo Pitagórico" de 1845. Elaboró en piedra ilustraciones de la versión mexicana de la novela "Antonino y Anita" de Édouard Rivière así como "Los nuevos misterios de México", Massé y Decaen, 1851. La obra de Casimiro se ocupó de casi todos los aspectos de la Ciudad de México como son las fachadas lujosas, los barrios humildes, monumentos, paseos, lagos y canales, las diversas construcciones y su arquitectura en especial la del Siglo XVIII así como diversos oficios como el arriero, el aguador, el vendedor de frutas o el cargador. Su obra da cuenta de los diversos cambios en México como la austeridad republicana y el cambio en la ropa debido a la Revolución industrial. Entre 1855-56 se publicó la obra "México y sus alrededores" siendo el principal autor Casimiro Castro, participan además los artistas Julián Campillo, Luis Auda y G. Rodríguez. Esta obra incluía 42 estampas relativas a la Ciudad de México y su entorno de las cuales 31 eran obra de Casimiro Castro: se incluían vistas aéreas captadas desde globos aerostáticos o desde azoteas. "México y sus alrededores" es considerada una joya de la litografía mexicana del Siglo XIX debido a la calidad de sus dibujos y sus litografías.

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