Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 4th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 4th Floor; Between Rm. 451C and Rm. 453C

“Las Mujeres“ by Ramos Martinez

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.124.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
2001
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 36 in Width: 12 in
Description:
Vertical triptych of women holding fruits and flowers. Black border with artist's name and title at the bottom.
Historical Context:
Schooled in Mexico and sent on to Paris in 1891 to continue his studies, Ramos Martínez returned to Mexico in 1910 a master of post-Impressionist portraiture but estranged from his native Mexican roots. Returning to Mexico on the eve of revolution and at a moment of impassioned national feeling, he redirected the focus of his work to the foundational cultural values of Mexico's past, rediscovering indigenous subjects and creating a new, thoroughly modern, national mythology through his painting. As director of the Academy of Fine Arts, Ramos Martínez would preside over Mexico's celebrated artistic revolution of the 1920s.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
one-sheet posters