Plaza, State of PueblaArtist(s)Paul StrandArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1933, printed 1967Medium & Supportphotogravure on paperDimensions
15 3/4 in x 12 3/8 in (40.01 cm x 31.43 cm);5 in x 6 1/4 in (12.7 cm x 15.88 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of ArtSubject matter
This image depicts the courtyard of a plaza in the State of Puebla, Mexico. The white-washed building with a partial roof made of shingles comprises the majority of the frame, with a concrete structure, perhaps a trough, in the foreground. Three doorways into the building appear as black holes, the cast shadows of the shingles above them. The sky is empty above, save for one small cloud.
This photograph is from Paul Strand's The Mexican Portfolio
published in 1967 by Paul Strand. The portfolio consists of a series of 20 images depicting Mexico's people, architecture, landscape, and churches. It was first published in 1940 under the name Photographs of Mexico
, and reprinted under Strand's supervision in 1967 as The Mexican Portfolio.Physical Description
Photograph of a plaza in the State of Puebla, Mexico. The image depicts a white building with a roof made of shingles. Above the building is a clear sky with one cloud.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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