Really a knockout. A large oil full of life and painted with devotion and verve by Carlos Murillo, most probably in collaboration with his mentor and teacher, Jose Maria Jara Peregrina. José Jara’s paintings were hugely popular in their time, and remain important. His fascination with folklore and custom, “Mexicanismo” prefigured the twentieth century intellectual and creative explosion. Two generations of artists were influenced as Mexico forged a new and powerful identity out of its indigenous roots and extraordinary history of cultural collision that would constitute its “Golden Age.”. Apart from the immense charm of the scene, the ethnographic value of this delightful genre painting adds greatly to its interest. Truly a pioneering work.
Unframed. 63″ x 41.5″.