Carlos Merida - Carnival in Mexico - Two men from Huejotzingo

Carlos Merida - Carnival in Mexico - Two men from Huejotzingo

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This work is from 1940, done by the Mexican Master Carlos Merida. 17 1/2 × 12 5/8 in. (44.5 × 32 cm). F. A. R. Publishers, Ltd., New York. Talleres Gráficos de la Nación, Mexico City. From an edition of 500, pencil signed by Merida. Very rare. 

 

Carlos Mérida (1891 – 1984) was a Guatemalan artist who was one of the first to fuse European modern painting to Latin American themes, especially those related to Guatemala and Mexico. He was part of the Mexican muralism movement in subject matter but less so in style, favoring a non-figurative and later geometric style rather than a figurative, narrative style. Mérida is best known for canvas and mural work, the latter including elements such as glass and ceramic mosaic on major constructions in the 1950s and 1960s.