"La Dolorosa/Madonna" Linocut Mexico Fine Art Artist Artemio Rodriguez Framed
- Gorgeous Framed "La Dolorosa" or "The Hurt Madonna"
- Measurement of Linocut
- Height- 16 1/4"
- Wide- 9"
- Height- 24 1/2"
- Wide- 19 1/2
- Deep 1 1/2
- This linocut is signed and signed 1/6.
- This gorgeous linocut shows a crying Madonna, in Mexico she is called La Dolorosa.
- Her gown has nopales or prickly pear pads/leaves. Her shawl has stars throughout. She is holding a sacred heart. The details surrounding the Madonna are beautifully detailed.
- Artemio Rodriguez was born in Tacambaro, Michoacan Mexico in 1972. He came to the United States in 1994 and lived for a time in Los Angeles, where he began the work that would ultimately become the Lotería (the Lottery series).
- After years of working in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, Rodriguez founded La Mano Press in Los Angeles, California in 2002.
- La Mano Press was an artist-run center dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of printmaking.
- Rodriguez has returned to Mexico to found a press and teach his printmaking methods to a new generation of Mexican artists.
- What is a linocut?
- In addition to prints, he has worked on a number of illustrated books and portfolios of prints. A relief process (see also woodcut) where the artist carves or gouges the design out of a block of linoleum, usually mounted onto wood for support. With relief printing what remains is printed, rather than what is cut away. The uncut areas of block are inked with rollers, covered with a sheet of paper, and run through a press under pressure. As linoleum is a softer material than wood and easier to carve, the lines of a linocut tend to be smoother and not as sharp or jagged as a woodcut.
- This Madonna will be amazing in any home, business or as a gift for someone special.