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Plaza, State of Puebla

Accession Number

Plaza, State of Puebla

Paul Strand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1933, printed 1967

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

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 Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of Art

Subject 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.

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buildings (structures)
modern and contemporary art
plazas (squares)

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