Collotype and watercolor with graphite
Sheet: 28.4 x 21.5 cm (11 3/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
© VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride 1956.228
Carlos Mérida created this work by printing black outlines, which he then filled in with layers of watercolor. He likely developed this technique while creating book illustrations.
After studying in Paris, Carlos Mérida relocated to Mexico and began to create watercolors depicting the rural, indigenous people of his native Guatemala. This work shows one such subject—two young girls holding baskets of eggs. The artist uses flat areas of color and simple forms influenced by Cubist art he studied in Europe. Mérida hoped to develop a new audience and an appreciation for his native culture through such modern images.
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