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Tlaloc, 1944

Graphic work (editions), 38.1 x 36.8 cm
Josef Albers’ prints make use of the organic nature of the natural wood grain, which is incorporated into the composition and is in contrast to the geometrical line itself. With his wife, the artist Anni Albers, in 1935 he made the first of fourteen trips to Mexico, and was greatly influenced by Mexican art and architecture. Tlaloc is the Aztec god of rain, lightning and thunder, a divinity widely revered in this civilisation.

Technical details

Original title:
Tlaloc
Registration number:
5621
Artist:
Albers, Josef
Date created:
1944
Date acquired:
2017
Status:
On display
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Graphic work (editions)
Media:
Woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
38.1 x 36.8 cm (height x width)
Room:
Meier Building, Level 1, Rooms 3 and 4
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright:
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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