Art Title:Mujeres Mayas
Size (in.):H: 33.00 x W : 21.00 x D : 0.50
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Antonio Coche Ixtamer
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This painting shows women from three different Mayan traditions. The one to the left spinning the wool is a Tz'utujil woman, The one in the middle is a Katchikel woman of high rank, a descendent of the ruling class. The third woman holding a child is a Quiche woman. Original oil on Canvas, signed: 33" x 21".
Artist Biography: Antonio Ixtamer C. was born in 1968 in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala. His work as a young artist was noted for its beauty. His paintings with themes of "La Violencia" are the result of his experiences that occurred during the civil war. He was deeply affected by the violent death of his neighbor in broad daylight during. He has been able to express his feelings about these experiences in his works. He is particularly known for his portraits and scenes of Mayan customs. Mr. Ixtamer is one of the artists represented in the book, Arte Naïf: Contemporary Guatemelan Paintings, UNESCO/Fundación País, 2001.