Profile of a Mexican Woman

Profile of a Mexican Woman

1938

Carlos Orozco Romero

(Mexican, 1898-1984)

Watercolor

Overall: 36.2 x 23.5 cm (14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride 1958.359

Did you know?

The year after this watercolor was created, Romero was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to spend a year in New York, an experience he considered transformative for his career.

Description

Portraiture was one of Carlos Orozco Romero's preferred subjects throughout his career. Here, the sitter is seen in profile, looking forward within a dark space that is highlighted by her coral earrings and necklace. Romero specifically eschewed European influence in favor of indigenous Mexican style and themes.

See also
Collection: 
DR - Mexican
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing
Medium: 
Watercolor

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