(Working wool, Patzcuaro, Mexico) by Francisco Luna

(Working wool, Patzcuaro, Mexico) by Francisco Luna

(Working wool, Patzcuaro, Mexico)

Francisco Luna

Title

(Working wool, Patzcuaro, Mexico)

 
Artist

Francisco Luna

  1931 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
c. 1960  
Technique
color linocut 
Image Size
10 1/2 x 13 3/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
23 of 50  
Annotations
pencil editioned, lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove with unidentified watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
Published by Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico City. 
Inventory ID
23138 
Price
$400.00 
Description

Taller de Grafica Popular printmaker Francisco Luna did this color linocut around 1960. It depicts a family of four on a rooftop apparently, hand working wool into yarn, using chairs tipped upside down as anchors. The artist adds subtle greens, reds, and blue blocks for color and depth.

Over the wall, in the background is the city of Patzcuaro, Michoacan Mexico where Luna taught art at the UNESCO and CREFAL Center, a regional center for adult education for Latin America and the Caribbean. The steeple and cross of the 16th century Templo Del Sagario are shown rising above the rooftops.