Mujer dormida [Sleeping Woman]
49.8 cm x 65.8 cm (19 5/8 in. x 25 7/8 in.)
(El Oro, State of Mexico, 1918 - 1978, Mexico City)
Latin America, Mexican
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of M.K. Hage, Jr., 1970; Transfer from the Harry Ransom Center, 1982
Jesùs Escobedo was a member of the Taller de Gráfica Popular [People’s Graphc Workshop], a socially and politically engaged art collective. Drawn in a bold graphic style, this lithograph, as well as “Cargador,” focus on the human figure depicted at work and at rest. In “Mujer dormida,” Escobedo’s dynamic approach gives the bundled figure a sculptural quality by sharpening the angular shadows and contrasting the blanket’s bright tones against a dark background.