What time period do you think is being represented here? What makes you say that?
Florida Mexicana depicts an Indigenous Mexican woman offering a large bowl of vibrant flowers. Alfredo Ramos Martínez balances sculptural form with a focus on pattern and color to create an image that is at once modern and retrospective. Despite being painted in 1936 at the height of the Great Depression, this painting provides an idyllic scene of bountiful nature. The woman becomes an allegorical symbol of spring, new life, and hope.
How does this painting about a woman from Mexico tell a story about America?
Are all Americans born in America? Do Americans all have the same cultural heritage?
Exhibition sponsored by Kenneth C. Griffin
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