Paisaje Industrial (Industrial Landscape)

Mexico City, Mexico
Oil on canvas
61.4 x 52.4 cm
Colección Andrés Blaisten
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Gabriel Fernández Ledesma’s Paisaje Industrial (Industrial Landscape) presents a powerful reinterpretation of landscape painting for the twentieth century. Leaving behind the monumental vistas of the iconic Valley of Mexico made famous by his fellow Mexican landscape painter José María Velasco, Ledesma instead depicts the new landscape of modern Mexico—the industrial factory belching out gray smoke against the deep blue of the sky and the dark red brown of the earth. A compact work that plays with scale and perspective, Paisaje Industrial merges industrial and natural forms to create a new vision of the land.