exhibition of Jose Ortiz Echagüe
day 14 of February and to the 26 of March, we will be able to enjoy
in the Etnológico Museum, with the title "Women, types
and stereotypes". Jose Ortiz Echagüe (Guadalajara 1986-
Madrid 1980), was become fond of and enthusiastic photographer, considered
a representing outstanding of the Spanish photographic pictorialismo.
Whereas in his photographies he tries to leave shaped Spain without
changes, traditional Spain, in his professional activity participated
in the technological advances of the moment: he was founding of Aeronautical
the Construcciones company (CASA) and director of the automobile company
SEAT, where president in 1950 was named.
He is to on paper emphasize his technique to the direct coal Fresón
he was able to smooth the contours and to emphasize the details, giving
samples of unha great meticulosidad. The photographies that we contemplated
have much of artisan, which is appraised in one first line of vision.
The artistic intentionality is reflected in all the factors that conform
the image: in the selection of the scene, in the composition or the
creation of the picture. The photographies pertaining to the Spain
series: types and suits, of which we expose only
one small part here, were in origin 217 copies in paper. The sample
that offers this traveling room is composed by 47 reproductions of
the original ones. This photographer in 1936 collaborated in a special
number that National Geographic dedicated to Spain, and two years
later a selection of its works was exposed in the Spanish pavilion
of the Exhibition the International of Paris. Previously, its production
already received several international prizes with exhibitions in
Turin (1928) and Berlin (1929).