description of Imagen de Yagul, from the series Silueta Works in Mexico 1973-1977 by Ana Mendieta

In this vertical photograph, a naked woman lies on the rocky ground covered with tiny white flowers. The woman lies flat on her back, with her head at the top of the frame and her feet near the bottom. She holds her arms at her sides and keeps her lean legs pressed together. The flowers, which have long green stems and clusters of tiny white petals, have been placed between her legs and at her sides, and entirely cover her torso and face. She lies in a shallow, grave-like recess in the ground, surrounded by walls of large gray rocks. The setting is dry and rugged, and very little greenery is present, save for the cut flowers that blanket her body.

Ana Mendieta, Imagen de Yagul, from the series Silueta Works in Mexico 1973-1977, 1973
Ana Mendieta, Imagen de Yagul, from the series Silueta Works in Mexico 1973-1977, 1973; chromogenic print, 20 in. x 13 3/8 in. (50.8 cm x 33.97 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Purchase through a gift of Nancy and Steven Oliver; © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC
Ana Mendieta, Imagen de Yagul, from the series Silueta Works in Mexico 1973-1977, 1973

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Imagen de Yagul, from the series Silueta Works in Mexico 1973-1977
Artist name
Ana Mendieta
Date created
1973
Classification
photograph
Medium
chromogenic print
Dimensions
20 in. x 13 3/8 in. (50.8 cm x 33.97 cm)
Date acquired
1993
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Purchase through a gift of Nancy and Steven Oliver
Copyright
© The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/93.220
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

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