Estampas del Popol-Vuh: Plate 4

(Guatamalan, 1894–1985)
Support: Wove paper
Sheet: 41.4 x 31.3 cm (16 5/16 x 12 5/16 in.); Image: 31 x 27.3 cm (12 3/16 x 10 3/4 in.)
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City
Impression: 462
Location: not on view
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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.
Estampas del Popol-Vuh: Plate 4

Estampas del Popol-Vuh: Plate 4


Carlos Mérida, Graphic Arts Publications Editories

(Guatamalan, 1894–1985), null

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