Antonio Romera

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Antonio Rodríguez Romera (* 1908 in Cartagena ; † June 25, 1975 in Santiago de Chile ) was a Spanish art historian and critic, illustrator and caricaturist.

Romera attended the Escuela Normal in Albacete. From 1932 to 1939 he worked as a teacher in Lyon . Here he met the director of the Museo de Bellas Artes , René Jullien , who introduced him to aesthetics and art criticism and published his first essay El Impresionismo Patológico . He also worked as a caricaturist for L´Ecran Lyonnais magazine and wrote for Le Lyon Republicain .

Before the Spanish Civil War he fled to Chile in 1939 and initially worked for the magazine La Nación in Valparaíso as a cartoonist, and from 1940 to 1952 as an art, theater and film critic. He also wrote for the Revista Atenea of the Universidad de Concepción , Pro Arte and occasionally for the Anuario de Plástica . In the newspaper Las Últimas Noticias in 1942 and 1950 he published caricatures as well as short essays on literary and philosophical topics under the pseudonym Federico Disraelí .

In El Mercurio he published from 1952 to 1975 when Antonio Romera art and as Critilo theater and film reviews. In 1954 he became an employee of the Zig-Zag magazine . In 1969 he wrote on various subjects in the magazine El Sur de Concepción , and in 1973 he published political cartoons in the Mercurio .

Romera published 22 books, including monographs on Valenzuela Puelma and Alberto Orrego Luco and a history of Chilean painting from 1849 to 1950. He also taught at Alejandro Tarragós Windsor School , gave courses in aesthetics at the Universidad de Chile and the Universidad de Concepción and represented Chile at the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art in Paris. In radio programs he appeared repeatedly under the pseudonyms AAR , Atalaya and Contertulio .