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: 759 x 562 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 29 7/8 x 22 1/8 in
  • Gift of George and Lois Monto
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0040.20
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Areas of bright color on tan ground. At B, a pink area meets with a teal blue area, the latter continuing on a curve up into the T 1/2 of the composition, where the color fades and opens into a grey cloud. On either side of the fading area, there are black triangular and circular shapes. All of this is rendered in a loose style with pastel-like quality. These areas serve as background to several smaller, flat geometric shapes and outlines placed throughout the TC and CC of the composition.