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

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949




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

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

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City



North America, Mexico


20th century

Object Name




On view


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

Exhibition History

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

Publication History

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

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

Elizabeth L. Langhorne, Jackson Pollock: Kunst als Sinnsuche: Abstraktion, All-Over, Action Painting, Wallerstein: Hawel-Verlag, 2013, 468 pp., ill. pp. 41 and 42.

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

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.

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

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.

Jacquelynn Baas, Orozco: Violent Visions in a Silent Space, Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, Spring 2008: University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies, 73 pp., ill. p. 38.

Angela L. Miller, Janet C. Berlo, Bryan J. Wolf and Jennifer L. Roberts, American Encounters: Art, History, and Cultural Identity, London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd., New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008, 685 pp., ill. p. 522.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, ill p. 107.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 180-181, ill. p. 180, fig. 88.

Consejo Estatal de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Programa Estatal de Cienca y Tecnologia del Estado de Jalisco: Pecytjal 2001-2007, Guadalajara, Jal: Gubierno del Estado de Jalisco, 2003, 384 pp., cropped color ill. p. 283.

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

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.

Helen Husher, "Mural High Ground", Seven Days Newspaper, Georgia, Vermont: B.D. Press, May 10, 2000, vol. 5, no. 37, p. 12.

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

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

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

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

Editorial Clio, Orozco segun Orozco, (Video-in Spanish), Delagacion Coyoacan, Mexico: Editorial Clio, 1998, approx. 43 minutes.

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

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

Francois Sirel, Histoire 1re: Le Monde du milieu du XIXe siecle a 1939, Paris: Editions Magnard, 1997, ill. p.73

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

William Fleming, Art


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

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