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The Moon has been looming overtop of humans since before recorded history. The silent counterpart to the mighty sun, the moon is ever present in our eyes, our minds, and in our imagination. The way the moon has been weaved into different mythologies, religions, traditions, and cultures from all around the world is astounding but also not surprising, as the moon is something we all experience. This introspective look at artworks featuring the Moon strives to make comparisons between works that span centuries and many different style and mediums, all of whom share the same goal of depicting something we see every night, the Moon. 

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Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussionists

Accession Number
1953/2.45

Title
Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussionists

Artist(s)
Miguel Covarrubias

Artist Nationality
Mexican

Object Creation Date
Circa 1920-1940

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
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)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Two dancers, a male and female, dance to the music of three musicians behind them. All the figures in the print have Covarrubias's characteristic elongated, boneless, curvilinear bodies. This scene is likely from Covarrubias's travels to Cuba which is implied by the figure's dance style and the seaside fort in the background. Covarrubias is a Mexican artist who is remembered for his caricatures and anthropological depictions of cultural activities such as dancing. This is a print from a Covarrubias' gouache painting.

Physical Description
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. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Cuban
Musical instruments
buildings
caricatures
dance (discipline)
dancers
modern and contemporary art
moons
musicians
seated
water

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