Of Beauty and Woman
Charles Fredric Lovato
Arts of the Americas
Lithograph on paper
22 3/8 × 14 7/8 in. (56.8 × 37.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left, in pencil: "C.F. Lovato-XV/XV"
Gift of Martin Rotman
Color lithograph of a female figure surrounded by, and decorated with, geometrical designs. There is a large ceramic vessel and ear of corn in front of her. Colors are red, black, turquoise, and yellow.
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Charles Fredric Lovato (Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), 1937-1987). Of Beauty and Woman, n.d. Lithograph on paper, 22 3/8 × 14 7/8 in. (56.8 × 37.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Martin Rotman, 82.255.21. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 82.255.21_PS11.jpg)
overall, 82.255.21_PS11.jpg., 2017
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What is the meaning of it?
This print is called "Of Beauty and Woman" and was created by Charles Fredric Lovato of the Kewa Pueblo. The print references the popular pottery style that Kewa Pueblo is known for and contains elements abstracted from pottery and/or jewelry designs. Beginning in the early 20th century, Pueblo artists began producing modernist works based on the historical motifs of the Pueblo. For example, the ear of corn at the right may be a reference to the Green Corn Dance.
Women are traditionally the makers of pottery so perhaps the artist is associating the beauty of pottery with the beauty of women.