Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Turning the Page

Today is the first of May (which, by the way, is a national holiday in Mexico... Labor Day).  It's time to turn the page and see the picture that I choose for my calendar which features the works of Mexican painters.

Raúl Anguiano (1915-2006) was an important member of the so-called "second generation" of Mexican muralism.  He painted 50 murals in Mexico and the United States, as well as smaller paintings.  His works frequently portray the indigenous people and rural life in Mexico.  In this painting we see a woman wrapped in a traditional "rebozo" (shawl) and maguey plants, a type of agave which is common throughout the countryside of central Mexico.

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