New Mexico Art Tells its History

Thunderbird Mirror

Thunderbird Mirror, circa 1945
Robert Woodman (1908 - 1983)
Tin, painted glass and mirror
27 1/2 x 27 x 1/2 inches
Museum purchase with funds from the J. and R. Clarke Endowment, 2008

This pueblo deco mirror incorporates art deco, pueblo designs, and Hispanic tin work. The idea of art deco was to decorate functional forms with repeated colorful motifs from a wide variety of cultures. Aztec and Egyptian motifs were also use in art deco designs. Pueblo deco was specific to the Southwest.

 

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