Thursday, 3 September 2009

Caravaggio on Yareah magazine

This is my first collaboration for Yareah magazine. It is a cultural bilingual (English-Spanish) magazine. I am glad the editors, Martín Cid and Isabel del Río, gave me this opportunity.

Caravaggio, a myth for the Baroque "Avant-Garde"

When people pronounced the word “Avant-Garde”, our thoughts fly to Paris, to Montmatre, if we are more precise, and to the last part of the 19th century or to the beginning of the 20th one… always before the Second World War.
Eighty years of creative and innovative artists and authors who constantly seek new ways of expression disobeying academic rules and conservative ways of behavior: Impressionists, Fauvists, Dadaists, Expressionists…. and so on.
Therefore, “Avant-Garde” is a good word to establish a relative chronology, useful for teachers and easy classifications. But, how about the meaning and semantic connotations of it?

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