Untitled

  • Patrociño Barela, Untitled, ca. 1935-1943, carved and stained fir, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, 1985.65.4

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Patrociño Barela carved images of saints as well as sculptures inspired by the events leading up to World War II. In this piece the only color is in the form of a red cross, an internationally recognized emblem for humanitarian protection. Barela may have created this sculpture to honor the work of the Red Cross volunteers during the early years of the war, in the same way that he would immortalize a religious figure.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
ca. 1935-1943
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 9 x 1 1/4 in. (49.5 x 22.8 x 3.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the General Services Administration

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and stained fir
Classifications
Keywords
  • Emblem – cross
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – New Mexico
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
1985.65.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
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