Jan 13, 2009

Shadows, No. 1

Functional Architecture

Shadows, No. 1

c. 1950

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Francisco Dosamantes

(Mexican, 1911–1986)


José Sanchez

(Mexican, active 20th century)


Taller de Gráfica Popular

(Mexican, 1937-)


Sheet: 29.7 x 15 cm (11 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Gift of Francisco Dosamantes 1954.13.3

Edition: edition of 55

Impression: 29


Did you know?

Francisco Dosamantes offered the portfolio to which this print belongs as a gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art shortly after it was published in acknowledgement of the museum's growing collection of Mexican art.


These prints belong to a series in which Francisco Dosamantes juxtaposed Mexico’s rural, indigenous culture with its rapidly industrializing cities. Both artworks depict stark white silhouettes of working-class men against abandoned farmland, suggesting that such figures were being gradually phased out of modern society. Dosamantes intended the series as a political statement on the loss of Mexico’s native culture, as collectivity gave way to urban alienation.

See also
PR - Lithograph
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