Nov 1, 2006

Estampas del Popol-Vuh

Estampas del Popol-Vuh


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Carlos Mérida

(Guatamalan, 1894–1985)

Color lithograph

Sheet: 41.3 x 31.2 cm (16 1/4 x 12 5/16 in.); Image: 30.9 x 27 cm (12 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Gift of Mitzie Verne in memory of Dr. Daniel Verne 1999.145



Like many of his Mexican contemporaries-Diego Rivera or José Clemente Orozco, for instance-Merida fused modernist styles with the ancient indigenous traditions of the Americas. This set of ten color lithographs, created to accompany text taken from the Popol-Vuh, the creation story of the Mayan people, combines Abstract Expressionist gesture with the linear drawings found in the wall murals of ancient Mayan buildings.

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PR - Lithograph
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