Sin Título, from the series The Tempest

  • Arturo Rodríguez, Sin Título, from the series The Tempest, 1998, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Liza and Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, 2013.18

Exhibition Label
Rodríguez’s unsettled picture was inspired by Italian artist Giorgione’s The Tempest (about 1501), a puzzling painting that portrays a nude woman nursing a child under the watchful eye of a man, possible a soldier. Like The Tempest, Rodríguez’s painting gathers disparate elements and offers no clear narrative. Three figures stand, sit, or walk through an environment that lacks a stable ground, the emotional intensity evoking the uprootedness of exile or the upheaval of troubled times.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
Sin Título, from the series The Tempest
Artists
Date
1998
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
50 x 42 in. (127.0 x 106.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Liza and Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga

Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
  • Figure group
Object Number
2013.18
Palette
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