Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Carlos Mérida
    1891–1985
    born: Guatemala City, Guatemala ; died: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Cielos luminicos (Luminous Skies)
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • color screen print
  • Paper Type: Arches White, 300 grams
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 378 x 296 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 7/8 x 11 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 758 x 561 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 29 13/16 x 22 1/16 in
  • Gift of George and Lois Monto
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0040.08
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Red funnel shaped field tapers from B edge into C, opening into a circular red area overlapped by green and blue circular areas, all having a loose gestural quality similar to layered pastels. Gestural outlines, some filled, are placed in the foreground through the C column of the the composition.