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From the abundant work that Orozco produced - and that is much less well-known - there are numerous oils and drawings that, after his death, the family made known through many exhibitions. Even today the totality of his production is unknown, and pieces continue to surface, and unfortunately they are not always authentic. For reasons which are still not clear, Orozco kept many of his works while he was alive, perhaps because of his clear animosity to commercializing art: to this we can add that his work often lacks the date it was done. All of this makes it difficult to follow the artistic evolution of the painter, whose themes kept recurring during his career. This oil from the Blaisten Collection shows a female nude counterpositioned to the classical reference of a dressed figure, the polarity of the subject and the style of the lines are characteristic of the painter; it is related to the drawings he did around 1945 on the subject The Truth: a truth that he understood as "twisted, deformed, altered, mutilated and badly painted" in his reading in drama, opera and tragedy, some of which were presented in one of the cited exhibitions of the National College.

Details

  • Title: Allegory of Mexico
  • Creator: José Clemente Orozco
  • Date Created: ca. 1948
  • Physical Dimensions: 79 x 122 cm
  • Type: Pintura
  • Medium: Piroxilina sobre masonite

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