Danza de Carnaval

  • Freddy Rodríguez, Danza de Carnaval, 1974, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1974, Freddy Rodríguez, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2011.10.1

Exhibition Label
As a young artist based in New York, Rodríguez was drawn to Piet Mondrian’s works on view at the Museum of Modern Art and the hard-edge painting of Frank Stella and other contemporary Americans. These antecedents inspired Rodríguez’s own geometric abstractions, which increasingly began to refer to aspects of his own cultural background. His canvases transpose the energy of salsa and Dominican merengue into visual form. The slender life-size paintings evoke couples whose arms and hips sway to the sounds of Caribbean music.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
Danza de Carnaval
Artists
Date
1974
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
96 x 32 in. (243.8 x 81.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
2011.10.1
Palette
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