Anatomy of a Fresco: José Clemente Orozco Drawings from the Wornick Collection
This exhibition at the Hispanic Society features a rare group of figurative drawings for portraits and preparatory cartoons for large-scale murals made by José Clemente Orozco.
Drawn from a recent, major donation from the private collection of Salma and Michael Wornick, Anatomy of a Fresco: José Clemente Orozco Drawings from the Wornick Collection features a rare group of figurative drawings for portraits and preparatory cartoons for large-scale murals made during the Mexican Mural Movement by one of “Los Tres Grandes,” or “The Big Three,” José Clemente Orozco.
This exhibition offers visitors the unique opportunity for the close study of the fresco-making process with large-scale digital reproductions of the final murals.
Co-curated by Dr. Orlando Hernández-Ying and Dr. Niria E. Leyva-Gutiérrez, this show brings to the forefront the important social & political issues of post-Revolutionary Mexico that inform contemporary practices of muralism as a societal commentary as well as a behind-the-scenes close look of the artist’s talent on works on paper.
Admission is free.