Oct 30, 2020

Soldier

Soldier

2004

José Luis Cuevas

(Mexican, 1934-2017)

publisher

Tamarind Institute

Lithograph

Image: 53.3 x 38.1 cm (21 x 15 in.); Sheet: 53.3 x 38.1 cm (21 x 15 in.)

Gift of Kay Kujala Deaux 2020.240

Location

Did you know?

José Luis Cuevas created this print at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, one of several print shops that he was invited to work at internationally.

Description

José Luis Cuevas was known for prints that drew from indigenous Mexican culture and traditions. The artist was a central member of the Ruptura movement, a generation of painters who reacted against the nationalism and idealism of the Mexican Muralist artists who had come before them. This print features the exaggerated, aggressive forms that characterized the artist’s work, evoking his native culture but with greater ambivalence and, at times, pessimism.

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

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