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El Éxodo / Gustavo Savin

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Figures seem to stoop under the weight of an ominous sky as they flee in masses through a mountain passageway. Cloaked in black, the woman at the front of the group stares directly at the viewer, beckoning us to acknowledge the hardship and the humanity of these refugees.

El peso de un cielo ominoso parece hacer agacharse a las figuras que se fugan en masa por un sendero montañoso. Vestida de negro, la mujer en frente del grupo se encara directamente al espectador, llamándonos por señas a reconocer las privaciones y la humanidad de estos refugiados.

From the exhibition: Mexican Modernism: Revolution & Reckoning, August 29, 2019 - August 30, 2020.
Alison Rossi, Director of Learning and Community Engagement, 2019.

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Title(s): 
El Éxodo; The Exodus
Creator(s): 
Gustavo Savin
Culture: 
Mexican
Date: 
1943
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
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Credit Line: 
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Accession No: 
0147.2025
Previous Number(s): 
34374
Department: 
Not On View

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