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W17 Calvo-Quiros - AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies

Latina/o Art and Aesthetics in the U.S.

Cityscape showing downtown Detroit against a reddish orange sky in 1947. Along the bottom edge of the painting, people wait to load a bus and several vehicles drive on a street perpendicular to them. Multiple buildings several stories tall line the background of the painting.
Carlos Lopez
Downtown Detroit
gouache on paper
27 in x 39 in (68.6 cm x 99.1 cm)
Gift of the J.L. Hudson Company
This is a collage of black and white photographs showing parts of automobiles including mirror images of some of them, making the near symmetry a bit syncopated. There are repeated photos of two different couples, one of a man and a woman, the other of two men, photos of textiles and a photo of woman wearing similar textile, and a large hat in the bottom left corner. 
George Vargas
Temple of Autos
photo collage on foam core
20 3/16 in x 12 3/16 in (51.28 cm x 30.96 cm)
Gift of the artist
A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.
George Vargas
Michigan Worker
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, and padlock mounted on plywood
20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm);20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm)
Gift of the artist
Enrique Chagoya
UtopianCannibal.org
color lithograph, woodcut, chine collé, and collage
7 1/2 in. x 92 in. ( 19 cm x 233.7 cm )
Museum Purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
A two point perspective lithograph print depicting a high-rise building in New York.
Emilio Sanchez
New York on a Sunny Day
color lithograph on paper
20 in x 31 in (50.8 cm x 78.74 cm);22 15/16 in x 34 15/16 in (58.26 cm x 88.74 cm)
Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
This color lithograph depicts the front facade of a blue house, with a tower-like element in the center sporting a white pyramid hip roof. At the right, there is a gate with the large canopy of green visible just beyond. 
Emilio Sanchez
La Casita Azul
lithograph on paper
21 9/16 in x 31 1/2 in (54.77 cm x 80.01 cm);23 in x 32 7/8 in (58.42 cm x 83.5 cm)
Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Day of All Dead
gelatin silver print on paper
9 15/16 in x 7 15/16 in (25.2 cm x 20.1 cm)
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
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
This print shows a black and white skull on a hairy, insect-like body with a tail and six legs. The figure holds another skull in its right hand and a bone in its left hand. Other smaller skulls and bones surround the figure.
José Guadalupe Posada
Calavera Huertista
relief engraving on paper
8 9/16 in x 8 9/16 in (21.75 cm x 21.75 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);16 5/8 in x 13 3/4 in (42.23 cm x 34.92 cm)
Museum Purchase
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
How Small the World Is
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 9 15/16 in (20.3 cm x 25.3 cm);8 in x 10 1/16 in (20.3 cm x 25.5 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);7 5/16 in x 9 5/8 in (18.6 cm x 24.4 cm)
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
This print shows two figures dancing in front of three musicians by the water with a moon in the sky and reflected in the water. A far away seaside fort is visible in the upper left corner. 
Miguel Covarrubias
Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussionists
lithograph on paper
9 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in (23.5 cm x 34.29 cm);11 15/16 in x 16 1/16 in (30.32 cm x 40.8 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/8 in (56.04 cm x 71.44 cm)
Museum Purchase

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