Fuentes Brotantes (Fuentes Brotantes Park)

The novel aspect of Clausell's works lies not only in his use of a technique with certain Impressionistic associations, but above all in his search for new localities to represent the Mexican landscape, as an alternative to the already worn cliché of the volcanoes of the Valley of Mexico, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. Small villages such as Tlalpan, Santa Anita, Ixtacalco and Xochimilco were chosen by the landscape artists of the first and second decades of the 20th century. Devoid of human figures, this recreation of small areas or spots relates to end-of-century ideas of Symbolist inspiration in that it reflects the interest in returning to the countryside and nature.
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