The graphic work of Charlot expresses a rich synthesis
And also expresses the diversity of its language
The tortilla maker enriches the legacy of Mexican art included in one of the best museums in the world
The tortilla maker -1941
The French artist Charlot settled in Mexico in 1921. He played a crucial role in promoting printmaking that could reach a mass audience and in the rediscovery and revival of interest in Posada’s work. His own work reflects his interest in the Mexican people, clearly discernable in the two prints displayed here. From 1926 to 1928 Charlot lived at the Mayan site of Chichén Itzá. The conflation of Christian and pre-Hispanic iconography in First Steps reflects the hybrid nature of Mexican culture.