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Exhibition research for Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition of prints, drawings, and photographs, tentatively scheduled for 2019.

Contact: Clare Rogan, Curator of Prints & Drawings, crogan@dia.org    

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Child Mother

Accession Number
1958/1.111

Title
Child Mother

Artist(s)
David Alfaro Siqueiros

Artist Nationality
Mexican

Object Creation Date
1946

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
39 3/4 in x 26 3/16 in (100.96 cm x 66.52 cm);41 15/16 in x 29 15/16 in (106.52 cm x 76.04 cm);30 3/8 in x 23 1/16 in (77.15 cm x 58.58 cm);39 3/4 in x 26 3/16 in (100.96 cm x 66.52 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
A young girl walks through a dark and mysterious place with a child on her back. Her dress is torn and too large as she is holding it up while she walks. An infant is strapped to her back and they share the same worried expression as they both look behind them. Siqueiros was an active member of the Communist party and he used his art to express political beliefs. He did not believe in the same indifenista themes that Diego Rivera did because he saw them as exploitative of the Mexican people, but he used indigenous people in his art to show their sadness and struggle in the wake of the Mexican Revolution.

Physical Description
This dark print shows a barefoot young girl dressed in a long white garment with an infant strapped to her back.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
children (people by age group)
fear
indigenous people
modern and contemporary art
mother
mothers
political art
standing
walking

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