Lola Cueto, the multifaceted artist who lived among puppets

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Lola Cueto, the multifaceted artist who lived among puppets


Lola Cueto deserves special recognition as an artist, multifaceted encompassed different disciplines aimed at intellectual development, not only own but a majority.

Dolores Velásquez Rivas was born in Mexico the March 2 of 1897.

At age 12 he entered the Academy of San Carlos, was the only woman in his group, since at that time the men formed a majority in the classrooms.

Meanwhile, at 16 she was a professor at the Night School for Workers.

In 1919 he married Germán Cueto, the couple, along with their two daughters, Ana María and Mireya traveled to Europe where they developed extensively professionally.

There, Lola dedicated herself to tapestries and had some exhibitions while Germán reached one of the most important points as an abstract and avant-garde sculptor.

Upon returning to Mexico they were part of an impressive cultural effervescence.

Lola, along with other artists founded the League of Writers and Revolutionary Artists, where he would begin to manufacture the first puppet puppets in the country.

Importance of Cueto figure

Lola Cueto could not stand still for what she explored painting, lithography, stained glass, aquatint, engraving, lacquers and confetti, among others.

He also developed in the field of writing and dramaturgy, but in two specific areas he stood out clearly: the Guiñol theater and tapestries.

One of the most endearing characters of the artist was the tadpole stroller, who would have his own work and even Silvestre Revueltas composed the music.

It was presented at the Palace of Fine Arts.

In the same way he was a constant collector of folk art, particularly toys, small works that he wished to infuse in his nearby.

His work in terms of school theater was remarkable, since it involved childhood education and training at that time.

It belonged to the El Nahual company whose mission was to literate, have fun and teach, although it was also in the Rin Run and El Colorín theater.

Always with an educational desire in both urban and rural areas.

In every intervention he had, an obvious social commitment was noted.

He died on January 24, 1978, but not before leaving a prolific legacy.

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