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Portfolio Title: Estampas del Popol-Vuh / Carlos Mérida

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Carlos Mérida’s Estampas del Popol-Vuh are inspired by the ancient Mayan creation story, the Popol-Vuh, and correspond with its narrative sequence. Abstracted, linear profiles of the hero twins Hunahpú and Xbalanquém float in fields of saturated color with energetic animal forms. Like many of his Mexican contemporaries, Mérida fuses modernist styles with ancient indigenous traditions of the Americas.

Inspiradas en la cosmografía milenaria de los mayas en su expresión llamada el Popol Vuh, las Estampas del Popol-Vuh de Carlos Mérida corresponden a su secuencia narrativa. En campos de colores saturados flotan los perfiles abstractos y lineales de los héroes gemelos Hunahpú e Xbalanquém con energéticas formas animales. Como muchos de sus contemporáneos mexicanos, Mérida fusiona estilos vanguardistas con las antiguas tradiciones indígenas de las Américas.

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

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Title(s): 
Portfolio Title: Estampas del Popol-Vuh; Portfolio Title: Prints from the Popol-Vuh
Creator(s): 
Carlos Mérida;
Talleres Graficos de la Nacion;
Graphic Art Publications
Culture: 
Guatemalan
Date: 
1943
Materials/Techniques: 
color lithograph on paper
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
1747.6.9
Previous Number(s): 
13209
Department: 
Signed, "Carlos Merida".
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