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Maternidad

Baltasar Lobo

Artwork Details

Maternidad
circa 1950-1951
Baltasar Lobo
lithograph on paper
13 1/8 in x 19 7/8 in (33.3 cm x 50.5 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 71.28 cm);15 1/16 in x 22 3/8 in (38.2 cm x 56.8 cm);12 13/16 in x 19 7/8 in (32.5 cm x 50.48 cm)
Museum Purchase
1951/2.50

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Lobo depicted mother and child subject matter often in his sculptures, as well as, like here, in two dimensions. This work takes the iconic image, referencing a history of madonnas, and adds the bird, likely a dove, as a possible symbol of hope or peace for the future. The child reaches to catch the bird in its young grasp, but the bird seems just out of reach. 

Physical Description:

This print shows an abstracted nude woman on her back, holding a child in the air above her. The child is stretching one hand out towards a white bird at the top left. Both woman and child are looking at the bird and the atmosphere is playful.

Usage Rights:

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