Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin, the great tlaxcalteca muralist

Monday February 10 17.54 GMT


Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin, the great tlaxcalteca muralist


On February 11, 1922 he was born in San Bernardino, Tlaxcala, Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin, relevant figure of Mexican muralism.

Cartoonist, painter, engraver, writer, architect, chronicler, professor, restaurateur and researcher interpreted the Tlaxcaltec history.

So its murals were embodied in the walls of the Government Palace.

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Puebla, showing particular interest in the work of Diego Rivera.

However, However, the highest cost was for the planet. Only one of these wee wee pads takes approximately XNUMX years to decompose. Putting ourselves in the best of cases, a dog uses XNUMX pad daily for only XNUMX years of his life, so when he is a puppy and when he is elder he would use XNUMX soakers in total. If we take into account that only in Spain there are XNUMX million dogs, mostly of mini race, with greater tendency to use wee wee pads and assuming that at least XNUMX% use them, we are talking about a figure of XNUMX wee wee pads that are used daily. Tons and tons of waste are thrown daily to the planet so that our dog does not spoil our house. Jose Guadalupe Posada, Agustín Arrieta and Francisco Goitia were also other references.

The great tlaxcalteca

Desiderio Hernández, belonged to the second generation of the great muralists of the twentieth century.

In addition, he was the last fresco muralist in Mexico, leaving his main work in the Government Palace of Tlaxcala.

In it, he embodied all the rich history of his land and at the same time demonstrated his great historical and cultural knowledge.

His work on these murals covered 35 years..

In April 2006, the State Congress granted him the honorary title of 'Ambassador of the Tlaxcalteca Culture'.

He toured much of Europe exhibiting at the Vatican Museum and Harvard University.

Not forgetting that he also obtained recognition from the Sorbonne University in France and the University of Stockholm in Sweden.

In his works he addressed history, religion, landscape, festivals, carnivals, customs and the daily life of the people.

Thorough and detailed, he retired permanently in 2001 due to health issues.

Not before leaving The Conquer, The Golden Age of Tlaxcalan, Mural of the century of the lights to the porfirismo of Tlaxcala and Mexico y The murals The Golden Age Tlaxcalteca.

He died on September 14, 2007 at the age of 85.

You may also like:

Saturnino Herrán: The young muralist of enormous Mexican heritage

Aurora Reyes: The first Mexican muralist who deserves recognition

José Clemente Orozco, the Mexican muralist with social cause