Zapatistas

Zapatistas

1935

José Clemente Orozco

(Mexican, 1883-1949)

publisher

Delphic Studios

Lithograph

Watermarks: P.M. Fabriano

Support: P.M. Fabriano wove paper

Sheet: 44 x 56.6 cm (17 5/16 x 22 5/16 in.); Image: 32.2 x 41.3 cm (12 11/16 x 16 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2002.25

Catalogue raisonné: Hopkins 29; Orozco 24

State: I/I

Edition: 130 official edition (187 actual printing)

Impression: 65

Fun Fact

José Clemente Orozco was one of numerous Mexican muralists to depict Emiliano Zapata around the time this print was made.

Description

This print depicts Emiliano Zapata (1879–1919), a leader of the Mexican Revolution who became a symbol of progressive politics in the decades following his assassination. Zapata disavowed his privileged background and fought for workers’ rights. In spite of Zapata's heroic status, José Clemente Orozco’s print presents a disillusioned view of his followers: virtually identical men, they march forward under the eye of leaders as nefarious as those they initially rebelled against. The image suggests the complicated views that artists held about a revolution that fundamentally transformed their worldview and way of life.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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