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Mexico se transforma en una gran ciudad

1947
20th century
31.1 cm x 39.6 cm (12 1/4 in. x 15 9/16 in.)

Alfredo Zalce (Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico, 1908 - 2003, Morelia, Mexico) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Latin America, Mexican
Medium and Support: Etching
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Alexander and Ivria Sackton, 1986
            
               Accession Number:                1986.359             
            
Object Description: Alfredo Zalce was a member of the Taller de Gráfica Popular [People’s Graphic Workshop], a print collective established in 1937, which defended workers seeking to improve their living conditions. By the mid 2940s, the Mexican government began an intense program of urbanization and industrialization, which was especially felt in the central area of the country. But modernization came at a cost as Mexico City doubled its population and expanded its territory through numerous building projects. Zalce remembers seeing the poor looking for food in the trash to feed their families, which deeply moved him. Here he presents oversized figures to symbolize the effects of urban development on the city’s inhabitants. The emaciated child and the begging woman contrast and challenge the apparent progress of the city.

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