RICARDO MARTÍNEZ | Mujer con fruta



Mujer con fruta
signed Ricardo Martínez and dated 4.65 (lower right)
oil on canvas
59 by 37 1/2 in. 149.9 by 95.3 cm

Price Available Upon Request

Galería López Quiroga, Mexico City
Private Collection, Mexico (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent

Luis Cardoza y Aragón, Ricardo Martínez, Mexico City, 1981, no. 30, illustrated in color n.p.

"The whole corpus of Ricardo Martínez's creation is linked to the indigenous universe in a process of decantation that was narrowed down to its centre in the pre-Columbian world. At the beginning, peasants and indians appeared on the canvas working the soil... in time, cacti, guitars and all those elements that contributed to the narrative disappeared from his iconography, while the characters represented in their indigenous features became larger and acquired an ancestral air. The human figure became the only focus of attention and, paradoxically, on the demise of descriptive elements in the paintings, the idea of Mexicanidad became universal."

María Fernanda Matos Moctezuma, "Artistic Production. 1980-2009," in Ricardo Martínez a 100 Años de su nacimiento, Mexico City, 2018, pp. 298-99

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