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    • Benediction

    • Men; Public speaking; Priests
    • The inspiration for this work came to the artist while she attended a church service in a small country church outside Mexico City. The psychology of the priest, who raises his hand in benediction strongly suggests that he is an Indian of the...
    • Bather

    • Men; Women; Bathing suits; Oceans; Beaches
    • The scene depicted in the print recalled a visit the artist made to Acapulco, Mexico. Ms. Durieux related that in 1932, Acapulco's beaches were relatively abandoned locations. The composition strengthens this solitude, which the beaches offered, by...
    • DRESSMAKING

    • NA
    • This lithograph was printed in Mexico City at the studio of Senefelders. The artist used a lithographic pencil, crayon and scraping.. The inspiration for this print came from the fact that personal dressmakers were quite popular in Mexico City. Ms....
    • Bipeds dancing

    • Men; Women; Dance; Dance parties
    • The setting for the print's composition was the Mexico City Country Club. The obvious contradiction was in the name of the club and the predominate number of foreign ethnic types. The characters depicted are said by the artist to be "types" which...
    • Priests

    • Priests
    • The inspiration for this composition came during a trip to Santiago do Chile. While visiting the city, the artist was fascinated with the quick-moving "flocks" of priests who moved along the streets. She felt they resembled flocks of blackbirds...
    • Golfer

    • Golfers; Women; Golf
    • The drawing was done with a lithographic pencil, ink, and crayon. Scraping within the composition is used to create texturing. The flat black of the golfer's shoes was created by painting directly on the stone with ink applied with a brush. The...
    • Cafe Tupinamba

    • Men; Cafes
    • Primarily the four men sitting around the circular bar room table loom larger than in the cartoon and their seated position in the chairs has been changed slightly. Their faces have all been made more porcine and all the men wear grey suits (the...
    • NICE MEN

    • NA
    • This lithograph was printed in 1936. It was the first work in which the artist used a zinc plate rather than the usual lithographic stone. The print was printed by George Miller in New York. Ms. Durieux had never drawn on a zinc plate before and...
    • Creola

    • Women; Portraits
    • This bust-length female figure is not an actual portrait, but is another of the satirical "types" drawn from the artist's imagination. The figure is turned left roughly three quarters to the picture plane. The subject is a thin woman with thin,...
    • Fish

    • Swimmers; Women
    • This work belongs to Ms. Durieux's "North American Series" and was. The work was drawn with a lithographic pencil. Line dominates the composition creating the scene with an economy of tone. The satire is seen in the artist's contrasting the two...
    • Art class or la classe de dessin

    • Art education; Painting; Racks (Supporting devices); Women; Students
    • The scene represents an art class which Ms. Durieux inherited from another teacher while she was employed at Newcomb College in New Orleans. The preceding instructor emphasized to the class the practice of proportional gauging of the subject matter...
    • loneliness

    • Men; Banquet halls
    • The scene in this print depicts an actual occurrence Ms. Durieux saw while in Buenos Aires. She entered a posh hotel dining room and saw a child alone with only the waiters present. She returned to her room and made a quick sketch of the scene. It...
    • Bourbon street, New Orleans

    • Singers; Bars
    • Two woman singers singing in a bar on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, La. The tile explains the scene, one typical to the nightclub activity of Bourbon Street. The scene is an active one in which a crowded audience of sailors and soldiers enjoy the...

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