Sin Título, from the series The Tempest

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Rodríguez’s unsettled picture was inspired by Italian artist Giorgione’s The Tempest (about 1501), a puzzling painting that portrays a nude woman nursing a child under the watchful eye of a man, possible a soldier. Like The Tempest, Rodríguez’s painting gathers disparate elements and offers no clear narrative. Three figures stand, sit, or walk through an environment that lacks a stable ground, the emotional intensity evoking the uprootedness of exile or the upheaval of troubled times.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
Topic
Figure group
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist
Arturo Rodríguez, born Ranchuelo, Cuba 1956
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Liza and Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
50 x 42 in. (127.0 x 106.7 cm)
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1998
Type
Painting
Object number
2013.18