Mexican Landscape
Alfredo Ramos Martínez
Mexican Landscape
Alfredo Ramos Martínez (Mexican; Modernism, Muralism; 1871-1946): Mexican Landscape (Paisaje Mexicano), c. 1935. Gouache and Conté crayon on paper, 27 x 32-1/2 inches. Scripps College, Claremont, California, USA. © Alfredo Ramos Martinez Research Project. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

"Diego Rivera's work often read like Communist party tracts, Frida Kahlo's surrealism obsessed on her infirmities, Jose Orozco's expressionist imagery screamed in clashing angles, and David Alfaro Siqueiros painted savage critiques. Martinez (1871-1946) ennobled the Mexican peasants of the countryside and city streets. Though he [Alfredo Ramos Martínez] studied in Europe and embraced modernism, he most often worked in a folkloric style of representational images: simplified shapes, monochromatic colors or localized color. The result … powerfully simple images whose angles and planes show a sublime sense of design.

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Of Interest ("Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals," Ed Fuentes):