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On the Road (or 'Rear Guard'): women carrying children and guns

Artist:
José Clemente Orozco (Mexican, Ciudad Guzmán 1883–1949 Mexico City)
Date:
1929
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/8 × 21 5/8 in. (39 × 55 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.63.4
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 909
One of the most influential Mexican muralists of his time, Orozco was also a remarkable draftsman, making hundreds of drawings for his mural projects and printed works. Although he executed only about fifty lithographs and etchings in total, these works ably reflect his unique aesthetic sensibility. His expressive compositions, like this one inspired by a vignette from his 1926 mural at the National Preparatory School in Mexico City, are characterized by their sharp lines, oblique angles, and expressive play of light and dark tones.
Inscription: Artist's initials on stone lower right: 'J. C. O.'; signed in graphite at lower right: 'José Clemente Orozco'
Vendor: Weyhe Gallery
Montclair Art Museum. "Mexican Modernities: Art and Revolution, 1920–1941," September 8, 2011–January 8, 2012.

Hopkins 1967, no.18; Marrozzini 1970, no.5; Orozco 2004, no.4
John H. Hopkins Orozco. A catalogue of his graphic work. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Luigi Marrozzini Catálogo completo de la obra gráfica de Orozco. Puerto Rico.

José Clemente Orozco José Clemente Orozco: Graphic Work. Austin.



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