Mancacoyota (1930) by Alfredo Ramos MartínezColección Blaisten
A simple portrait. It doesn't seem to hide anything more. Yet, this face, with its typical features, has something that makes you scratch your head, not letting you move on. How come?
Like a book for a scholar, the portrait is used to study the roots of the Mexican people. Her look, proud, composed, almost hieratic, has strong, attractive power.
The lines of light, in sharp contrast with the skin's pale chiaroscuro, create a geometric, statuesque effect.
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