An Homage To Nahui Olin

LA MUSA PIENSA EN EL AMOR

 

Artist Josephine Sacabo is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the series  ‘THOSE WHO DANCE’.  To see Josephine’s  virtual exhibition, click on any photograph. THOSE WHO DANCE’  on view until January 2, 2021, A Gallery For Fine Photography.

 

LA MUJER DEL SOL 1

 

This series is an homage to Nahui Olin (b. Carmen Mondragon), the muse, artist, poet, social rebel and great beauty of Mexico in the 1920s – a woman who mesmerized the artists of the period – Diego Rivera, Dr Atl, and Edward Weston, among others – with her extraordinary beauty, her intelligence, and her extravagant, uninhibited behavior.

 

CUERPO LIBRE

 

SUEÑO DE GATOS

 

DR. ATL

 

Artist Statement:

 

THOSE WHO DANCE

 

“…those who dance were called insane by those who could not hear the music” – NIETZSCHE

 

a precocious free spirit who believed in the power and the beauty of herself as a woman.

a woman who considered her body the shape of her spirit and refused to hide it.

a woman who loved passionately and to extremes.

a woman whose tempestuous and tormented 5 year love affair in a ruined convent with Dr. Atl, famed painter and volcanologist , became the scandal of the day. He was to refer to her henceforth as ‘mon dragon’ (my dragon).

a woman who lived her sexuality freely and without prejudices.

a woman who bowed to no man or woman and courageously lived her life as she saw fit.

a woman who loved art, poetry, sex, cats, flowers, Paris, the sea and the sun.

a woman whose eyes spoke volumes.

a woman of poetic delusions.

a woman who took the sun in as her lover every morning, carried him through the streets of Mexico City and laid him to rest at the end of each day.

a woman who daily visited her young blind niece to read Cervantes, Victor Hugo, Alexander Dumas and Voltaire to her.

a woman who at the death of her last great love withdrew into sadness, poverty and solitude.

an old woman who with her small government pension fed all the stray cats in the Alameda park of Mexico City.

a woman who having been born into the wealthy conservative Mexican aristocracy was shunned by her family andosupported herself – beholden to no one – for the rest of her life.

a woman whom the social elite declared insane and thereby erased.

 

MON DRAGON

 

FLORES QUE ME HABLAN DE AMOR

 

All images © Josephine Sacabo

All prints are 25 x 19″ hand-pulled photogravures printed on Japanese kozo.

 

 

JOSEPHINE SACABO: THOSE WHO DANCE

On view until January 2, 2021

A Gallery For Fine Photography:  241 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130www.agallery.com

 

 

See also:

Photogravure Portfolios

By Josephine Sacabo

 

 

Josephine’s Previous Contribution To Edge Of Humanity Magazine

Still Life

 

 

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