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 564 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 29 7/8 x 22 3/16 in
  • Gift of George and Lois Monto
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0040.18
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Creamy tan background with 4 orbs, 2 grey/black and 2 pink/magenta, printed in a loose pastel style. On top of these larger orb areas are printed several smaller, flat geometric shapes and outlines. The outlined forms are vaguely figural, while the filled flat shapes are very geometric, in shades of grey, black, pink, and blue.