Hirsch, Stefan (American painter, 1899-1964)
Using the ethnographic museum as source material, Hirsch deploys the iconography of archaeology and exhibition to mix elements of Pre-Columbian cultures with modern style. The drawing emphasizes the development of museum culture in Mexico, such as the National Museum of Archaeology, History and Ethnography, a likely source for this composition. Hirsch also uses common Precisionist and Dadaist techniques to manipulate language and incorporate reflections of text into the fabric of the scene.
Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo Collection, Bard College Archives
charcoal on paper; 8.3x11.6 inches
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Hirsch, Stefan (American painter, 1899-1964), “Museum,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed October 18, 2021, http://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1712.