(Bandstand In The Park, Taxco) by Julius Milford Ellison

(Bandstand In The Park, Taxco) by Julius Milford Ellison

(Bandstand In The Park, Taxco)

Julius Milford Ellison

Title

(Bandstand In The Park, Taxco)

 
Artist
Year
1953  
Technique
color serigraph (screenprint) 
Image Size
11 x 14 1/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right; in screen, lower left image 
Edition Size
36 of 40  
Annotations
signed & dated in the screen, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy tan wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
12199 
Price
SOLD
Description

San Diego area printmaker J. Milford Ellison did this early screenprint (1953) of a bandstand (kiosko) in a park in Taxco, Mexico. The artist simplifies the elements of the composition to colorful shapes and is able to create an aura of activity as the viewer's eye moves from one shape to another.

Taxco is a town in the state of Guerrero, southwest of Mexico City, famed for its silver jewelry production and Spanish colonial architecture. Today, mining is no longer a mainstay of the city's economy. The city's reputation for silverwork, along with its picturesque homes and surrounding landscapes, have made tourism the main economic activity.