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    ***ESTRI DENTISMO* IN MEXICO** By the time *Amauta* was founded, many artists and writers in Latin America had already embraced the avant-garde and its rupture with the art of the past. The *estridentistas* in Mexico were among the first vanguard art groups in the region. Inspired by Italian Futurism, the *estridentistas* celebrated advances in technology and established an equivalence between modernization and the avant-garde. Because of the group’s pioneering character and its radical commitments to the political left, it would have a decisive impact as a model for several vanguard artistic and literary movements in Latin America.

    **ESTRIDENTISMO EN MÉXICO** Al momento de fundarse *Amauta*, diversos artistas y escritores en América Latina habían tomado posición por las vanguardias y por su ideal de ruptura. El estridentismo en México fue uno de los primeros movimientos de vanguardia en la plástica latinoamericana. Inspirados en el futurismo italiano, los estridentistas exaltaron los avances de la tecnología y establecieron una equivalencia entre modernización y vanguardia. Por su carácter pionero y por su compromiso político, el movimiento tendría un impacto decisivo como modelo para las vanguardias en distintos puntos de América Latina.

    Ramón Alva de la Canal Mexico City, 1892 - 1985, Mexico City *El Café de Nadie* [*Nobody's Café*], circa 1930 Oil and collage on canvas Museo Nacional de Arte / INBAL, Mexico City © Jorge Ramón Alva Hernández (courtesy); D.R. Museo Nacional de Arte /Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2020. Although *estridentismo* was not expressly featured in *Amauta*, it was an important early example of a Latin American avant-garde movement in its embrace of collaborations between writers and visual artists, formal experimentation, and radical politics. In *El Café de Nadie*, Ramón Alva de la Canal paints a dynamic and compressed space filled with figures around a table. Along with the names of publications by major figures in the movement, including writers Salvador Gallardo, Manuel Maples Arce, Germán List Arzubide, and Arqueles Vela, appear artists Germán Cueto, Fermín Revueltas, and Leopoldo Méndez. These figures circle the characters drinking and engaged in debate.

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    Emilio Pettoruti, La Plata, Argentina, 1892 – Paris, 1971 *El flautista ciego* [*The Blind Flutist*], 1920 Oil on board Private Collection, New York and Buenos Aires. © D.R. Fundación Pettoruti, www.pettoruti.com.

    Fermín Revueltas Santiago Papasquiaro, Mexico, 1901 – Mexico City, 1935 *Puerto* [*Port*], 1921 Oil on canvas Colección Pascual Gutiérrez Roldán, Mexico City