Sin Título, from the series La Tempestad

  • Arturo Rodríguez, Sin Título, from the series La Tempestad, 1998, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Liza and Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, 2013.18

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 La Tempestad
Artist
Date
1998
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
5042 in. (127.0106.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Liza and Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga

Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
Object Number
2013.18
Palette
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