Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo), The Eruption of Paricutin

In 1943, a volcano formed in Michoacán, west of Mexico City, just outside the cabin where painter, writer, volcanologist, philosopher and scientist Dr. Atl— born Gerardo Murillo—lived. For two years, he recorded the daily evolution of the volcano, making drawings and paintings including Erupción del Paricutín. For the first time in modern science, one could study and record a volcano’s creation. Learn more about this masterpiece with Carmen Gaitán Rojo, Director of Museo Nacional De Arte.