sábado, 1 de septiembre de 2018


La Maternidad del IMSS en la nueva película de Curaron
Una mirada el México de los 70s, época donde Federico
Culmina dos décadas dedicadas a la imagen del IMSS
El Film, Recién se presento en el festival de cine de de Venecia
La película “ROMA” por fortuna para nosotros
Se convertirá en un clásico
Todo nuestro éxito y felicitaciones para Cuaron
La Madona IMSS de Federico Cantú Garza es sin duda uno de los símbolos
mas importantes que tiene nuestro país : Esculturas , relieves , maquetas, 
tintas, bocetos , grabados, estarcidos y murales ejecutados con la misma 
genialidad y que comprenden el gran legado de este Maestro del siglo XX
En esta obra Cantú logra amalgamar , lo religioso con lo histórico y de 
la misma manera funde la ibérico con lo mexicano.

En hora buena por nuestra cultura histórica 

Adolfo Cantú
CYDT

domingo, 12 de agosto de 2018

A passion for Mexican modernism: The Lewin Family Collection

- Christies 2017-

Masterworks from the personal collection of Bernard Lewin, a pioneer in the market for Mexican art, are offered in the Latin American Art sales on 22 & 23 November


For generations, the Lewin family of Palm Springs, California, has been passionately dedicated to the study, promotion and collecting of Latin American art. Their legacy began in 1954 when Bernard Lewin (1906-2003) saw his first painting by Mexican modernist Rufino Tamayo. From that chance encounter, Lewin went on to amass one of the largest personal collections of Mexican modernism in the United States and to introduce countless individuals to the artists he so loved through his eponymous galleries in Beverly Hills and Palm Springs. 

Lewin arrived in California in 1938 after fleeing Nazi Germany with his wife Edith (1911-1999) and their four-year-old son and only child Ralph. He began making a living for his family by moving furniture before moving on to buying and selling estates and eventually opening his own furniture store. 

Slowly he began to notice not only the furniture but also the fine art collections of his clients and was inspired to learn more. Determined to meet some of the artists he had come to admire and better familiarise himself with their work, Lewin made his first trip to Mexico in 1958. He visited the studio of  Federico Cantú and bought some Engravings , cavas and asks the artist to design the logo of the Gallery, also visit Diego Rivera and bought some of the deceased artist’s sketchbooks from the 1930s.
Fascinated by Mexican art, Lewin eventually gave up the furniture business and established his art gallery in 1968 in Beverly Hills, where he championed the work of such luminaries as Rufino Tamayo, Federico Cantú, Ricardo Martinez, Alfredo Ramos Marinez, Jesús Guerrero Galvan Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Carlos Mérida, Francisco Zúñiga and many others now offered for sale at Christie’s.



LACMA The Lewin Family Collection  mexican-mural-study-federico-cantú


sábado, 11 de agosto de 2018

miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2018

exposición colectiva Imágenes en la obra Los de abajo de Mariano Azuela en la Sala de Arte Javier Barros Sierra de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores Acatlán UNAM a las 12 h.

La FES Acatlán se encuentra ubicada en Av. Alcanfores y San Juan Totoltepec s/n, Sta. Cruz Acatlán. Naucalpan de Juárez.


martes, 22 de mayo de 2018



Les recordamos que el día de lunes 21 de mayo del presente , se inaugura la exposición colectiva Imágenes en la obra Los de abajo de Mariano Azuela en la Sala de Arte Javier Barros Sierra de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores Acatlán UNAM a las 12 h.

La FES Acatlán se encuentra ubicada en Av. Alcanfores y San Juan Totoltepec s/n, Sta. Cruz Acatlán. Naucalpan de Juárez.

Para la Coleccion Cantú Y de Teresa , existe un compromiso para con la historia de nuestro país por ello nos unimos a la idea de recordar la obra de Mariano Azuela  con imagines legadas por  la Escuela Mexicana de pintura , dentro de este concepto sumamos obras del reconocido Federico Cantú quien dejara dentro de su rica temática pasajes revolucionarios que sin duda son muestra del legendario México que le toco vivir , esta muestra se suma a la itinerantica iniciada en 2017


Adolfo Cantú
Coleccion de Arte Cantú Y de Teresa  

miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018

















Por una  década hemos tenido la fortuna de acrecentar la Colección de Arte Cantú Y de Teresa , cada pieza cada objeto que sumamos tiene un lugar mu especial , para nosotros esta tarea recrea en mucho nuestra manera de ver y vivir la vida porque por supuesto que amanera de hoja de ruta vamos logrando un lugar en el arte tanto en México como en el mundo, sumándonos con ello a la dinámica creciente de la historia del Arte y en nuestro caso aportando a el mundo datos investigaciones y curadurías que merezcan nuevas reflexiones.

Por supuesto las casas de subasta han tenido un papel preponderante para la recuperación y la difusión de obras que pareciera se habrían perdido en la historia ,
Por ello nuestro compromiso para con todas estas muestras donde nuestra colección aporta y colabora en el análisis de muchas de las obras y objetos de arte


Adolfo Cantú
Colección de Arte Cantú Y de Teresa




viernes, 20 de abril de 2018

Utamaro (1753 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock 
Kamiya Jihei and Kinokuniya Koharu - Handsome double 

portrait from Utamaro’s esteemed series of famous young lovers. The courtesan Kinokuniya Koharu fell in love with Kamiya Jihei, a married paper merchant, who returned her affections. After receiving a letter from Jihei's wife, urging to her to stop the affair, Koharu and Jihei decide to commit lover's suicide rather than be parted. In this farewell scene, Jihei soberly blows out the flame of a paper lantern, Koharu pressed close to his side, smiling slightly as she knows they will be together forever. She wears a sheer black veil, beautifully rendered in a translucent tone over her face. A poignant image of these tragic lovers.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Collection Cantú Y de Teresa
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese: 喜多川 歌麿; c. 1753 – 31 October 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects.


Little is known of Utamaro's life. His work began to appear in the 1770s, and he rose to prominence in the early 1790s with his portraits of beauties with exaggerated, elongated features. He produced over 2000 known prints and was one of the few ukiyo-e artists to achieve fame throughout Japan in his lifetime. In 1804 he was arrested and manacled for fifty days for making illegal prints depicting the 16th-century military ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and died two years later.
Utamaro's work reached Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, where it was very popular, enjoying particular acclaim in France. He influenced the European Impressionists, particularly with his use of partial views and his emphasis on light and shade, which they imitated. The reference to the "Japanese influence" among these artists often refers to the work of Utamaro.
Ukiyo-e Art
flourished in Japan during the Edo period from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. The artform took as its primary subjects courtesans, kabuki actors, and others associated with the ukiyo"floating world" lifestyle of the pleasure districts. Alongside paintings, mass-produced woodblock prints were a major form of the genre.Ukiyo-e art was aimed at the common townspeople at the bottom of the social scale, especially of the administrative capital of Edo. Its audience, themes, aesthetics, and mass-produced nature kept it from consideration as serious art.




In the mid-eighteenth century, full-colour nishiki-e prints became common. They were printed by using a large number of woodblocks, one for each colour.[Towards the close of the eighteenth century there was a peak in both quality and quantity of the work. Kiyonaga was the pre-eminent portraitist of beauties during the 1780s, and the tall, graceful beauties in his work had a great influence on Utamaro, who was to succeed him in fame. Shunshō of the Katsukawa school introduced the ōkubi-e "large-headed picture" in the 1760s.He and other members of the Katsukawa school, such as Shunkō, popularized the form for yakusha-e actor prints, and popularized the dusting of mica in the backgrounds to produce a glittering effect.