Salt Dragon

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swinton:

Estos son grabados de linóleo del artista Leopoldo Méndez. Méndez comenzó una relación artística con el director mexicano Emilio Fernández durante el rodaje de su película Río Escondido. Mendez completo estos grabados y fueron usados como el telón de fondo para el título y los créditos de la película.

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These are images are linoleum engravings by artist Leopoldo Mendez. Mendez began an artistic relationship with the Mexican director Emilio Fernandez during the filming of the movie Rio Escondido. Mendez completed these prints and they were used as the backdrop for the title and credits of the film.

Los Títulos / The Titles

1. El Bruto - The Brute

2. El Dueño de Todo - Master of Everything

3. Tengo Sed - I Thirst

4. También la Tierra Bebe Tu Sangre - The Earth, too, Drinks Thy Blood

5. Soledad - Solitude

6. Bestias! - Beasts!

7. Pequeña Maestra, Que Inmensa es Tu Voluntad! - Little School Teacher, How Immense is Thy Will!

8. Las Primeras Luces - First Lights

9. Las Antorchas - Torches

10. Venciste - You conquered

Fernández was also the model for the Academy Awards’ Oscar statuette. 

Submitted by Swinton, thanks! 

I love these prints. Here’s a fellow that knows how to compose a print. Such a powerful play of black and white. Such expressive, energetic line. Such a shame that art like this is considered unfashionable today - heavy-handed.

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