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 560 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 29 7/8 x 22 1/16 in
  • Gift of George and Lois Monto
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0040.14
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Composition of shapes on tan ground. A light grey funnel-shaped area, printed in a loose pastel-like style, starts across B and tapers into C. Overlapping areas of red and magenta, printed in a similar loose style, join the grey funnel to another grey shape in the T of the composition. Solid geometric forms float atop the looser shapes, two (green and yellow) in the URQ and one (magenta) in the LLQ. There are two sets of grey organic shape outlines opposing each other in the T and B halves of the composition.