sheet, 15 1/16 x 17 1/2in (38.3 x 44.5cm)
image, 11 x 13in (27.9 x 33cm)
Gift of Susan Toomey Frost
Alfredo Zalce completed a suite of eight lithographs based on his travels through the Yucatán peninsula in the 1940s. These images illustrate one of the tenets of modern art in post-Revolutionary Mexico: the championing of indigenous people and cultures, depicting aspects of the Mayan tradition in the Yucatán. This image shows a mother and child relaxing in a traditional Mayan hamaca (or hammock) made of henequen fiber, cultivated in the Yucatán since pre-Columbian times.
© Alfredo Zalce / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City
Signature & date
Signed and dated, l.r. Alfredo Zalce 1945
Alfredo Zalce (Mexican, b.1908, d.2003)