The Epic of American Civilization: Gods of the Modern World (Panel 15)

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949




Overall: 120 × 119 in. (304.8 × 302.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College



North America, Mexico


20th century

Object Name




On view


Signed, east wall (Panel 11): J. C. Orozco / Febrero 13, 1934

Course History

Manton Foundation Annual Orozco Lecture: Jose Clemente Orozco and the Epic of ‘Greater America‘, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

Public Art, Reserve Corridor, Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1934.

Publication History

series Mexican Art Abroad, Mexico: Grupo Azabache, September 1994.

William H. Forbes, The Makers of Mexico, Worldwise, Hanover, N.H.: South-North News Service, 1992

William Fleming, Arts and Ideas, 9/e, Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, c1995, 722 p.

Warren Carter, ed., Art after Empire: From Colonialism to Globalisation, Manchester: Manchester University Press in association with the Open University, 2018, pp. 84-89, ill. p. 87, fig. 2.24.

Tableau, The Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, Chicago, 2013, ill. p. 2.

Stephen Strack, ed., Death and the Quest for Meaning: Essays in Honor of Herman Feifel, Northvale, NJ: J. Aronson, c1997, 408 p.

Roger E. Wiehe and Zaitchik, Human Values: PErspectives on Six Themes, Madison: William C. Brown Co. Publishers, 1992

Robert Atkins, Art Spoke: A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1848-1944, New York: Abbeville Press, 1993, ill. p. 138.

Pictures of Dartmouth. Editors Bradley and Grantham, Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England

Paul Buhle and Edmund B. Sullivan, Images of American Radicalism, Hanover, Mass.: The Christopher Publishing House, c1998, 462 p.

Page Smith, Killing the Spirit: Higher Education in America , New York: Viking, Published by the Penguin Group, 1990, Cover

Nichola Tucker, The Epic of American Civilization as Performative Epic: Student Viewers as Heroes and the Re-Enactment of History, The Collegiate Journal of Art, Spring 2008, Volume IV, 2008, pp. 97-110, ill. p. 107, fig. 9.

Mike Venezia, Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Jackson Pollock, Chicago: Children's Press, 1994, p.23.

Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 14, fig. 21

Mette Haakonsen, Mexican Demons and Dancing Skeletons: Dr. Lakra in DIalogue with Posada, Denmark: Holstebro Kunstmuseums Forlag, 2012, p. 56, fig. 42.

Master Works of Mexican Art in the World, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institute Matias Romero for Diplomatic Studies, 1993

Mary K. Coffey, Sharon Lorenzo, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Stephen Polcari, Men of Fire, Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2012, ill. p.53; xii, fig.4.

Marjorie L. Harth, Jose Clemente Orozco: Prometheus, Pomona, California: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2001, pp. 39-45, ill. p. 42, fig. 26.

Liz Dawtrey, Tobey Jackson, Mary Masterton, Pam Meecham, Paul Wood, eds., Investigating Modern Art, New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with The Open University, The Arts Council of England and the Tate Gallery, 1996, ill. p. 122

Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel, Jackson Pollock, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1998, pp. 26-27, figs. 11 + 12.

Kirk Varnedoe and Pepe Karmel, eds., Jackson Pollock: New Approaches, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, 1999, 248 pp., ill. p. 49.

Kathleen A. Foster, Thomas Hart Benton and the Indiana Murals, Bloomington: Indiana University Art Museum in association with Indiana University Press, 2000, 200 pp., ill. p. 152.

Katharine Baetjer, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Nan Rosenthal, The Jackson Pollock Sketchbooks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997, ill. p. 82

Justin Spring, The Essential Jackson Pollock, New York: The Wonderland Press, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., September 1998, p. 35.

Jurgen Harten (ed.), Siqueiros/Pollock; Pollock/Siqueiros, Band II: Essays/Dokumentation, Dusseldorf: Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, DuMont Buchverlag und Autoren, 1995, ill. p. 46, figure 9

Jose Clemente Orozco: Pintura y verdad, Jalisco, Mexico: Instituto Cultural Cabanas, 2010, pp.166-181, ill. p.174.

Jesus Torrecilla, Spanish 2155 (Louisiana State University, Correspondence Course on Spanish Literature), L.S.U., 1994, p. 27.

Jacquelynn Baas, Orozco: Violent Visions in a Silent Space, Be


Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1932.

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