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Cazadores

Accession Number
1954/1.65

Title
Cazadores

Artist(s)
José Ortega

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1952-1953

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
7 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in (18.1 cm x 13.02 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This is one of a series of ten works created for a portfolio titled "El Terror" or "The Terror." In 1947, Ortega was sentenced to ten years in prison for his anti-Franco activism, though he only served five years. This portfolio was created just after he was released from prison and before he left for Paris, where he received a scholarship to take classes at l'Ecole Estionne and la Ecole de beaux arts. In the series of ten prints, his recent experiences were highlighted. 

Physical Description
This woodblock print depicts a standing man with his right hand over his chest and his left hand outstretched, holding a dead bird. A second man stands behind him but is eclipsed by the first except for a bit of his face and the gun he holds which protrudes toward the right. There is a live bird on the ground. The print is signed (l.c.) "9 Pepe Ortega" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Aves (class)
Birds
hunters (people)
jails (institutions)
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art
prisons (institutions)
rifle
standing

3 Related Resources

Exiles of the Spanish Civil War
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Spanish Avant-Garde
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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