Joaquin Clausell

Campeche, 1866 - Lagunas de Zempoala, 1935

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Excerpts about Joaquin Clausell

On the threshold of the twentieth century, Mexican painting underwent a major renovation in which three factors converged: formal education, the imminence of revolutionary outbreak and contact with modern European movements. At this juncture the figure of Joaquin Clausell arose. After knowing the work of the French Impressionists, Clausell returned to Mexico and, at the request of Dr. Atl, paid special attention to his painting, which had been made away from the Academy. The influence and encouragement of that great shaker of the most talented artists, was decisive in the development of his artistic vocation.

The fascination with the unique use of color and light in scenes recreated by Monet, Degas and Pissarro encouraged him to create an original work, full of freshness and wonder at the richness of the Mexican landscape, abundant in groves and fountains captured in each canvas. (Source: By Rafael Tovar en "Joaquín Clausell y los Ecos del Impresionismo", Museo Nacional de Arte)


Main Solo Exhibitions


1945 "Joaquin Clausell", Gran Sala del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

1978 "Joaquin Clausell", Museo de Campeche en la ex-iglesia de San Jose.

1985 "Joaquin Clausell", Galeria del Museo de Antropologia "Carlos Pellicer".

1995 "Joaquin Clausell y los Ecos del Impresionismo en Mexico", Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City.

2014 "La Muestra Azul de Lontananza, Joaquín Clausell y sus Contemporáneos", Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City.