El enterrador Artist(s)José OrtegaArtist NationalitySpanish (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1952-1953Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
7 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in (17.94 cm x 13.02 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject 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 man leaning over to gather up another figure lying contorted on the ground. There is a cross or a star by the squatting man's head. The print is signed (l.c.) "10 Pepe Ortega" in pencil.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art