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Eisenstein and Mexico

Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Two Pairs of Legs
gelatin silver print on paper
10 in x 8 in (25.4 cm x 20.4 cm)
Gift of Frederick J. Myerson
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Woman Combing Her Hair
gelatin silver print on paper
10 in x 8 in (25.4 cm x 20.3 cm)
Gift of Frederick J. Myerson
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
El umbral (Threshold), from "Photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo"
gelatin silver print on paper
10 in. x 7 11/16 in. ( 25.4 cm x 19.6 cm )
Gift of Frederick J. Myerson
Francisco Mora
Silver Mine Worker, from 'Mexican People'
lithograph on paper
17 5/8 x 15 3/16 in. (44.7 x 38.5 cm);22 3/16 x 18 1/8 in. (56.2 x 46 cm)
Museum Purchase
Leopoldo Méndez
Grinding Maize, from 'Mexican People'
lithograph on paper
17 5/8 x 15 1/8 in. (44.77 x 38.42 cm)
Museum Purchase
Centered on the page, this print shows two figures dressed in long robes. One figure wears a blue robe with maroon circles and the other is the opposite. Each faceless figure, carries a knife in one hand. On their heads are headdresses with a black cap and large white half-moon shape attached. The figures look like they are in motion.
Carlos Mérida
Danza de la media luna
lithograph on paper
16 7/8 in x 12 1/2 in (42.86 cm x 31.75 cm)
Museum Purchase
A skeleton, with a rifle strapped to his back and a flag of the skull and crossbones in his hand, rides a horse over 13 skulls. The skeleton is wearing a sombrero and he has a handlebar mustache. 
José Guadalupe Posada
Calavera Zapatista
relief engraving on metal
8 7/8 in x 8 3/8 in (22.54 cm x 21.27 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);18 5/8 in x 13 3/4 in (47.31 cm x 34.92 cm)
Museum Purchase
Figures in front of a large planar wall. On the left, there is one seated female in a white cloack and one standing female in a black cloack. Both of these women's faces are visible. At the center, there is a women in a black cloack carrying two large sacs and walking towards the right. To her right, there are two man walking away in dark costumes, holding rifles and wearing white, wide-brimmed hat. On the far right, there is a women walking away and dressed in white with two hair-braids visible. 
José Orozco
Marching Women
lithograph on paper
15 7/8 in x 22 3/4 in (40.32 cm x 57.78 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm)
Museum Purchase
This print is a contour drawing of several rows of figures: in the foreground are three squating figures facing away from the viewer; in the background are several squatting figures facing the viewer, and in between are standing figures. The squatting figures sit before the goods they are selling and the standing figures are purchasing from them. 
Diego Rivera
El Mercado
color lithograph on paper
11 1/8 in x 15 15/16 in (28.26 cm x 40.48 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm);15 3/16 in x 20 1/8 in (38.58 cm x 51.12 cm)
Museum Purchase
In this print, four women in shawls and layers of cloth are positioned on their hands and knees or laying on the ground. All of them are reaching for a small seed, perhaps a kernal of corn. Their bodies span two jagged cracks that split the ground in a small clearing in a field.
Dosamantes, Francis
Gathering Up Kernels
linoleum cut on paper
22 5/8 in x 15 5/8 in (57.47 cm x 39.69 cm);32 1/16 in x 26 1/16 in (81.44 cm x 66.2 cm);25 13/16 in x 19 3/4 in (65.56 cm x 50.17 cm);22 5/8 in x 15 5/8 in (57.47 cm x 39.69 cm)
Museum Purchase
This photograph of a landscape represents cacti, trees, and an arid environment. In the background, white buildings sit on the horizon with a cloudy sky above.
Paul Strand
Near Saltillo
photogravure on paper
15 3/4 in x 12 3/8 in (40.01 cm x 31.43 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of Art
Photograph of a tableau from a Catholic church in Calvario, Patzuaro, Mexico. The scene includes a male figure at the center, with two women and one man arranged behind him.
Paul Strand
Calvario, Patzcuaro
photogravure on paper
15 3/4 in x 12 3/8 in (40.01 cm x 31.43 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of Art

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