Creole head (Mixed-race Lima woman)

Julia Codesido1938

Museo Central. Banco Central de Reserva del Perú

Museo Central. Banco Central de Reserva del Perú
Lima, Peru

In Cabeza criolla, against a neutral background we see the half-turned face of a woman, whose gesture is accentuated by the angular lines employed by the artist, in a portrayal that lends the face enormous expressiveness, while almost bordering on caricature.
With paintings like Cabeza de criolla and Mantas, Codesido’s work stands alongside that of other artists of the Indigenist movement, who sought to redefine the national self-image.


  • Title: Creole head (Mixed-race Lima woman)
  • Creator: Julia Codesido
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Location Created: Peru, Lima
  • Physical Dimensions: h 73 x w 73 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Museo Central
  • Medium: Oil on canvas.

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