Hispanic Culture

Collection of Images 

This portfolio of images relates to the culture and people of Spanish-speaking countries. 

Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Frida with Globe, Coyoacan, Mexico
gelatin silver print on paper
10 1/16 in x 8 in (25.5 cm x 20.4 cm);9 9/16 in x 7 1/4 in (24.3 cm x 18.4 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Harry Denham Trust
In the foreground, there is a man laying on a large human-sized book, one hand on his chin and the other holding a pencil to the page. In front of his pencil, the text "Mendez" and "1945" is printed. On the pages of the book are a skeleten-creature and on the opposite page an angel. Behind the man and the book is a large cactus, and then a large cross rises from its base. The cross is encircled by a large snake-like creature whose head is open, facing away, and an eagle is crucified with knives. Coming from the ends of the cross are what seems to be spears, pointing clockwise. Behind this foreground scene, there is an army marching under a flag with the skull and crossbones. A priest follows behind the army, seemingly coming from the open mouth of the large serpent whose tail holds the feet of the crucified eagle. To the left there are two more crucified figures, whose crosses are on fire. In the far background, there is a vista of a large city. 
Leopoldo Méndez
Lo que puede venir
woodcut on paper
12 in x 6 15/16 in (30.48 cm x 17.62 cm);14 ¼ in x 10 ⅜ in (36.2 cm x 26.35 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 ⅛ in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
This pring shows the shoulders and skull of a skeleton wearing a wide brimmed hat adorned with plumes and decorative objects. 
José Guadalupe Posada
Calavera de la Catrina
relief etching on paper
4 5/16 in x 6 1/8 in (10.95 cm x 15.56 cm);4 5/16 in x 6 1/8 in (10.95 cm x 15.56 cm);12 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in (32.54 cm x 23.97 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm)
Museum Purchase
In this line drawing, three figures are seated on the ground, in a diagonal row, making hats out of grasses. The first has a large bundle of raw materials, the second appears to be weaving them, and the third, a woman, is holding a nearly finished hat. Behind them is a large pile of hats.
Diego Rivera
Hat Makers
India ink
18 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in (47.63 cm x 31.12 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol
A crowd of figures dances and drinks outside of an establishment with the words "Echate La Otra" across the top of the entrance. Figures outside the restaurant are wearing patterned tunics, tall socks and shoes, and tall conical hats with plumes of feathers. The figures inside the establishment are wearing sombreros.
José Clemente Orozco
lithograph on paper
13 in x 16 9/16 in (33.02 cm x 42.07 cm);22 in x 22 15/16 in (55.88 cm x 58.26 cm);15 3/16 in x 21 7/8 in (38.58 cm x 55.56 cm)
Gift of Mina L. Winslow
David Alfaro Siqueiros
lithograph on paper
11 ⅞ in x 8 ¾ in (30.16 cm x 22.23 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 in (56.2 cm x 45.72 cm);15 4/5 in x 11 7/16 in (40.16 cm x 29.05 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
The sleep of reason produces mosters (El sueño de la razon produce monstruos)
etching and burnished aquatint on paper
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);7 7/16 in x 4 11/16 in (18.89 cm x 11.91 cm);8 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in (21.59 cm x 14.92 cm)
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
etching and aquatint
9/16 in x 18 3/4 in x 13 1/16 in (1.43 cm x 47.63 cm x 33.18 cm)
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
Pablo Picasso
White Horse
plumbago and charcoal on off-white charcoal paper
24 in x 19 7/16 in (60.96 cm x 49.37 cm);32 1/16 in x 26 1/16 in (81.44 cm x 66.2 cm);23 15/16 in x 19 ½ in (60.8 cm x 49.53 cm)
Museum Purchase
Pablo Picasso
The Dream and Lie of Franco (Sueño y Mentira de Franco). Plate 1
aquatint and etching on paper
12 ½ in x 16 ⅝ in (31.75 cm x 42.23 cm);15 ¼ in x 22 ⅜ in (38.74 cm x 56.83 cm)
Museum Purchase
This abstract multi-color design shows a large red, bean-shaped circle filled in with yellow. A black swoosh encircles its waist and a green oval rests above it almost like a parasol. 
Joan Miró
Peintures murales
lithograph on paper
27 7/16 in x 19 5/16 in (69.69 cm x 49.05 cm);27 7/16 in x 19 5/16 in (69.69 cm x 49.05 cm);27 7/16 in x 17 5/16 in (69.69 cm x 43.97 cm);32 1/8 in x 26 1/8 in (81.6 cm x 66.36 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kripke
A bearded man with a halo and wearing ecclesiastical vestments appears rapt in ecstasy in the upper third of this painting. He stands on a cloud beneath an elaborate baldachin with his eyes turned upward. A stag with a cross between its antlers lies at his feet on the figure's right while a putto sits at his left. Two more putti hover to the left and right of the man, holding a red curtain behind him. This scene is surrounded on three sides by dense painted decoration composed primarily of vegetal motifs, which is complemented by the exuberant scrolling foliage and fish scale patterns of the gilded frame. A cartouche bearing a Latin inscription identifying the standing figure is located near the bottom of the painted surface.
Gaspar Miguel de Berrío
St. Felix of Valois
oil on panel
18 ¾ in x 18 in (47.63 cm x 45.72 cm);18 ¾ in x 18 in x 2 ½ in (47.63 cm x 45.72 cm x 6.35 cm)
Gift of Charles and Marjorie Arnade in memory of Professor Irving A. Leonard


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Hispanic — by Margaret Grace VanderVliet (April 6 2017 @ 2:02 pm)
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