Thursday, March 26, 2009
Xul Solar (1887-1963) is an Argentinian artist that I discovered only last year, during my time in Buenos Aires. When I find a new artist whose work I really enjoy, I like learning about his life and his ideas. In Xul Solar I found an incredibly personality, a very creative life, and an important dream.
He produced paintings, sculptures, architectures, and also he created games. But what I found fascinating is that he created a new language based on a mix of all the languages spoken in the American continent. He wanted America to be a united continent in peace. His rationale was that language is the base of our ethnicity and so, a common language would mean a common race, an opportunity for people to connect, communicate and understand each other.