Untitled

  • Alberto Valdés, Untitled, ca. 1960, acrylic on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David and Susan Valdés, 2013.46.1

Valdés’s paintings from the early 1960s fuse interests in European modernism, and indigenous and modern Mexican art. The palette and forms of this untitled painting resemble the patchwork compositions of French artist Sonia Delaunay and the muted, earthy canvases of Mexican painters Rufino Tamayo and Ricardo Martínez. Untitled (about 1965) recalls Paul Klee’s paintings where line drawings appear against varied fields of color. The delicate drawing that animates Valdés’s creation brings to mind the intricate line patterns of sculptural reliefs found on Mesoamerican architectural structures.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
ca. 1960
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1013 in. (25.433.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of David and Susan Valdés

Mediums
Mediums Description
acrylic on paper
Classifications
Object Number
2013.46.1
Palette
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