sheet, 15 1/8 x 17 1/2in (38.4 x 44.5cm)
image, 10 1/4 x 13in (26 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 peaceful scene of a family, dressed in simple tunics, gliding past mangrove trees in a wooden canoe on the Palizada River, an important trade route for the native peoples of the area.
© Alfredo Zalce / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City
Alfredo Zalce (Mexican, b.1908, d.2003)