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Escena de una Calle Mexicana / Miguel Covarrubias

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This lithograph captures a moment of suspense. A mustachioed male figure resembles the zapatistas (revolutionary soldiers who served under Emiliano Zapata) in Mexico’s great murals depicting the Revolution. He approaches a seated young, indigenous woman wrapped in her rebozo with a basket on her lap. Two people from historically marginalized classes are thrust in the spotlight by the artist. We are left to imagine the story of their encounter on this empty street in an ordinary town.

Esta litografía captura un momento de suspenso. Una figura masculina bigotuda se parece a los zapatistas originales - los que sirvieron con Emiliano Zapata en la Revolución Mexicana, así como se retratan en los grandes murales. Se acerca a una joven indígena, sentada y envuelta en su rebozo con una canasta en el regazo. De esta manera, el artista se centra en dos personas de clases históricamente marginadas. La escena nos invita a imaginar la historia de su encuentro en esta calle vacía de un pueblo cua

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Title(s): 
Escena de una Calle Mexicana; Mexican Street Scene
Creator(s): 
Miguel Covarrubias
Culture: 
Mexican
Date: 
circa 1940
Materials/Techniques: 
lithograph on paper
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Accession No: 
1447.159
Previous Number(s): 
29989
Department: 
Signed, "Covarrubias" in lower right; Inscribed, "Title: 1" in upper left.
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