Friday, March 13, 2015Sunday, August 23, 2015

José Clemente Orozco
Ancient Races, 1926
(study for the mural Ancient Races)
Graphite on paper
16 ½ × 23 ¾ inches
Michael Wornick Collection
Photo: M. Lee Fatherree

One of the esteemed Los Tres Grandes Mexican muralists, José Clemente Orozco (1881 – 1949) is best known for monumental fresco cycles that present dramatic, epic narratives. Yet throughout his life, Orozco was also an avid draftsman who had a masterful understanding of the musculature and the inherent expressiveness of the human body. This exhibition includes twenty-three figure studies generously loaned by the Michael Wornick CollectionMany of them have never been exhibited before.

 

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