Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Printed Art and Social Radicalism

Senales Internacionales by Juan Genoves
Juan Genoves Spain, born 1930
Senales Internacionales [International Signals], 1970
Series: El Lugar Y El Tiempo [Time and Place]
Aquatint

Gift of Mr. James W. Dye, 1979.0119.03 Genoves was born in Valencia, Spain. As a child he witnessed the Spanish Civil War firsthand. His family sided with the anti-fascist Republicans. Shortly after completing El Lugar Y El Tiempo, Genoves was instrumental in organizing an exhibition in Milan to support the cause against General Franco, who was still Spain's fascist dictator. The stark silhouettes in El Lugar Y El Tiempo (a portfolio of ten prints) suggest aggressively political crowds that rally and advance.