- Joaquín Torres-García 1874–1949
- Ink and graphite on paper
- Image: 97 x 134 mm
- Presented by the Tate Americas Foundation, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2015
Torres-García fused constructivist elements and symbols drawn from South American culture to create a hybrid modernism that was also rooted in Pre-Columbian identity. He developed the grid structure during his years in Europe, where he lived between 1922 and 1934, however the content here is distinctively Latin American. In the centre of the top row is a sun symbolising Inti, the Incan sun god; in the lower area of the composition to the left is a stepped pyramid, symbolising the architecture of Pre-Columbian civilizations and to the right a simplified face representing the mother-earth goddess Pachamama.
Gallery label, November 2015
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