May 02, 2019 - Sale 2507

Sale 2507 - Lot 369

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Brush and ink and wash on cream laid paper, 1929. 235x420 mm; 9 1/4x16 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left recto.

Published in El Paisaje:(Un Ensayo), Mexico City, published by the artist, 1933, plate number 17.

Dr. Atl was the pseudonym of Gerardo Murillo (1875-1964), an artist and author who was one of the pioneers of the Mexican movement for artistic nationalism. He took the adopted Aztec-inspired surname Atl, the Náhuatl word for water, as a repudiation of his Spanish heritage and as a demonstration of his pride in his Mexican Indian ancestors and their culture. Atl's most famous paintings and drawings are of the Valley of Mexico and the volcanoes of Popocatépetl and Ixtacihuatl.

This work is from a series of paintings and drawings that Atl exhibited at La Merced Cloister, Mexico, in 1933, the exhibition catalogue, noted above, was self-published by the artist.