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JEAN CHARLOT Work and Rest

JEAN CHARLOT (1898-1979)
Work and Rest Color lithgraph 1956
15 x 20 inches (38.2 x 50.5cm)

LATIN FLAVORS

May 22 to July 28, 2001

Woven into the fabric of art created in Latin climes there are many divergent, distinctive threads.  With the intrusion of the conquistadores, European elements defined much of the art of the 16th through 19th centuries.  There was, however, a strong, native aesthetic language that has been constant, vigorous, expressive, distinctive and elemental for centuries before and since that 'discovery' by Columbus and company.

Our primary gallery's focus is upon work that was created at the Taller de Grafica Popular in the 1930s-`50s, with pieces by Pablo O'Higgins, Jean Charlot, Angel Bracho, Leopoldo Mendez and others.  However, this show ranges from mid-19th century color lithographs by Casimiero Castro to early 20th century broadsides by Jose Guadalupe Posada and photographs by Hugo Brehme.  It further extends into 1960s-'90s etchings, lithographs, paintings and drawings by Cundo Bermudez, Jose Luis Cuevas, Raul Milian, Francisco Zuñiga, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo and David Alfaro Siqueiros - so it is obvious that we have stretched our own boundaries.

Depicted are children at play, documentation of political events, everyday scenes of laborers on the job, voices for social justice, indigenous figures and troop warfare.

Including: 1860's hand colored lithographs by Casimiero Castro, early 20th century broadsides by Jose Guadadupe Posada and photographs by Hugo Brehme, 1930's -1950's prints at the Taller de Grafica Popular by Pablo O'Higgins, Jean Charlot, Angel Bracho, Leopoldo Mendez and others.

1960's - 1990's etchings lithographs, paintings and drawings by Cundo Bermudez; Jose Luis Cuevas, Raul Millan, Francisco Zuñiga, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo and David Alfaro Siqueiros, etc.

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