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: 377 x 296 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 13/16 x 11 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 760 x 562 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 29 7/8 x 22 1/8 in
  • Gift of George and Lois Monto
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0040.10
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

"S" shaped area of fuschia ink, applied in a loose pastel-like style, below similarly treated area of light gray. Set on top of these color fields are various gestural hard outlines, vaguely figural, some filled with flat red ink. The movement is mostly through the C of the composition. All rests on a tan background field.