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Producer: Omar Tercero and Dulce Huet

A special program by Radio UNAM: ECOS Y REFLEJOS ( Echos and Reflections ) - VLADY (1920-2005) in memoriam . Students from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) pay homage to the painter Vlady. Sound files. Reading from Vlady's writings.



  • Part 1 - 7.6 Mb MP3 file. Length 11'04''
    Introduction to the painting theory. Reading excerpts from Vlady's book “Abrir los ojos para soñar” (Open your eyes in order to dream). Emphasis on the father figure Victor Serge. Reading texts from Octavio Paz about Victor Serge.
  • Part 2 - 8.6 Mb MP3 file. Mb. Length 12'34''
    Family origins, mother driven crazy, childhood in Petrograd, teenager in the GULAG, exile in France and flight in front of nazis. Discovery of México during the 40s: provincial and pastoral.
  • Part 3 - 8.4 Mb MP3 file. Length 12'15''
    Encounter with Isabel Díaz. Birth of a Mexican Painter. The champion of the Rupture Generation with Echeverría, Cuevas, Alberto Gironella and Héctor Xavier. Discovery of writing: reading a short story by Vlady.
  • Part 4 - 7.8 Mb MP3 file. Length 11'26''
    The painting theory ( continuation ): it is the painting that justifies the image. Importance of music (a show in Broadway). Introduction to the climax of Vlady's art: the gigantic fresco “Revolution and Elements”.