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Prometheus Mural and Preparatory Drawings

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José Clemente Orozco

(Ciudad Guzman, Mexico, November 23, 1883 - September 7, 1949, Mexico City, Mexico)

Prometheus, 1930
fresco mural
240 in. x 342 in. (609.6 cm x 868.68 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Mexican
Technique: Painting
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P30.1.1

Bibliography
David W. Scott, "Orozco's Prometheus," College Art Journal XVII, no. 1 (Fall 1957): 4-8, figures 1-8 (illustrated b&w).
"Prometheus Revealed, Fresco Comes Clean," Student Life Pomona, January 16, 1973, 1 (illustrated b&w).
Carole Gee, "'Prometheus' Unbound, Orozco Examined," The Student Life 92, no. 15 (March 6, 1981): 1 (illustrated b&w).
Helen M. Johnson, "Orozco Revisited: A Fresco's Story Restored," Pomona Today (Winter 1984): 1-9 (cover illustrated/color, 7 illustrated b&w).
Carlos Fuentes, The Buried Mirror (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992), 314.
José Clemente Orozco, Prometheus, ed. Marjorie Harth (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2001), 12, 14, 16 (illustrated/bw) fig. 1-6, 28-33, 46, 49, 62, 93 (illustrated/color) fig. 12a, 13-5, 29, 31, 37, 58.
José Clemente Orozco, Prometeo, ed. Marjorie Harth (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2001), 12, 14, 16 (illustrated/bw) fig. 1-6, 28-33, 46, 49, 62, 93 (illustrated/color) fig. 12a, 13-5, 29, 31, 37, 58.
Barbara Haskell, Mexican Muralists Reshape Art in teh United States, 1925-1945 (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2020).

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Dimensions
  • central panel Dimensions: 240 x 342 in. (609.6 x 868.68 cm)

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This object has the following bibliographic references:
  • José Clemente Orozco: Prometheus. José Clemente Orozco: Prometheus Pomona College Museum of Art. Claremont, CA, 2001
    Page Number: 12, 14, 16, 26, 28-33, 46, 49, 62, 93, Figure Number: 1-6 (bw); 12a, 13-15, 29, 31, 37, 58 (color)
  • José Clemente Orozco: Prometeo. José Clemente Orozco: Prometeo Pomona College Museum of Art. Claremont, CA, 2001
    Page Number: 12, 14, 16, 26, 28-33, 46, 49, 62, 93, Figure Number: 1-6 (bw); 12a, 13-15, 29, 31, 37, 58 (color)

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