The Epic of American Civilization: Snake and Spears (Panel 2)

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949

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1932-1934

Fresco

Height: 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm)

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

P.934.13.2

Geography

Place Made: Mexico, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

On view

Inscriptions

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

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

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

Stephen Polcari, Orozco and Pollock: Epic Transfigurations, American Art, Summer, 1992, Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, pp. 37-57, ill. p. 44.

Stephen Polcari, Abstract Expressionism and the Modern Experience, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991, ill. p. 237.

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

Jose Clemente Orozco: Pintura y verdad, Jalisco, Mexico: Instituto Cultural Cabanas, 2010, pp.166-181, ill. pp.170-171.

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.52; p. 12, fig. 28.

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. 86, fig. 2.23

Provenance

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

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