La BarbaArtist(s)José OrtegaArtist NationalitySpanish (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1952-1953Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
5 1/8 in x 7 in (13.02 cm x 17.78 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 prison experiences were highlighted. Physical Description
This woodblock print depicts four men huddled in a circle in the foreground and another with his hands behind his head in the background. Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art