Woman Carrying a Coffin (Mujer cargando un ataúd)

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Woman Carrying a Coffin (Mujer cargando un ataúd)

Alternate Title: Mujer cargando un ataúd
Mexico, circa 1936
Paintings
Oil and Duco on panel
27 x 17 in. (68.58 x 43.18 cm.)
Gift of Electa Arenal and Julie Arenal Primus (M.2001.201)
Currently on public view:
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4 MAP IT
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4

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Curator Notes

Woman Carrying a Coffin (Mujer cargando un ataúd) shows an indigenous woman seemingly walking into infinity with a coffin on her head; the right side depicts an eerie sky created with a dripping techn...
Woman Carrying a Coffin (Mujer cargando un ataúd) shows an indigenous woman seemingly walking into infinity with a coffin on her head; the right side depicts an eerie sky created with a dripping technique. Luis Arenal Bastar participated in David Alfaro Siqueiros's legendary Experimental Workshop in New York, which was founded in 1936. The workshop was designed as a laboratory for experimentation, and artists were encouraged to use unconventional materials such as industrial paint, as well unconventional methods such as pouring, dripping, and splattering to create the effect of controlled accidents. Ilona Katzew, 2008
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