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 295 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
  • 2004.0040.16
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Two waving columns of color fields on tan ground. The column in the L 1/2 of the composition is made up of areas of teal-blue, grey, cornflower, and black areas of loose, pastel-like marks. The column at R has a similar style of mark, with 2 areas of grey/black color on either side of a pink, purple, and blue circular color field. The 2 columns are joined at T by a black color field and at B by a pink field. Atop the columns are smaller, flat geometric shapes, proceeding at a negative diagonal angle to the LR corner of the composition.