Zuniga, Francisco 1912-1998

Incorporating primitive Aztec forms into the classical style, Francisco Zuniga had been taught helped to create a regionalized style, one that focused on the bodies and forms of the natives of Central America. Though Francisco Zuniga did create some abstract pieces, the majority of his work is composed of nudes, generally female, of peasant stock. With scrawny or stocky bodies unfamiliar to classical sculpture, Zuniga expanded the intellectual reach of his work by mixing it with regional ethnographic studies of body type and lifestyle.

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