El Rio Palizada (Palizada River) from Estampas de Yucatán (Prints of Yucatán)

Maker and role
Artist: Alfredo Zalce, Mexican, 1908-2003
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Object detail

sheet, 15 1/8 x 17 1/2in (38.4 x 44.5cm)
image, 10 1/4 x 13in (26 x 33cm)
Credit line
Gift of Susan Toomey Frost
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Further information
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.
Signature & date
Signed and dated, l.r. Alfredo Zalce 1945


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