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 College: Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College

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

P.934.13.2

Geography/Culture

North America, Mexico

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

On view

Inscription

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

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.

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

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

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.

Provenance

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

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