Woman, View, and Small Square Mirror

Woman, View, and Small Square Mirror

1987

Joy Laville

(American, 1923-2018)

Pastel

Sheet: 50.2 x 69.8 cm (19 3/4 x 27 1/2 in.)

Gift of Kay Kujala Deaux 2020.239

Location

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Joy Laville originally moved to Mexico because the inexpensive cost of living allowed her to pursue an artistic career.

Description

The English-born artist Joy Laville relocated to Mexico in 1956 to study art and spent the remainder of her career working there. Beginning in the 1970s, she began to develop her signature style, seen in this work, which focused on introspective images of female figures often rendered abstractly and in a restrained pastel palette. Here, Laville collaborated with a master printer from the well-known Tamarind Lithography Workshop to produce an enigmatic but provocative depiction of women.

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

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