Here’s a somewhat surreal wood or linoleum block print by Alberto Beltrán García (Mexico, 1923-2002). I like the mysterious vaults leading away into the dark tunnel, and the curling embellishments around the arch. With the woman’s body encompassing the mysterious tunnel, and the person sitting grouchily outside as if he’s in a pout refusing to enter, there would seem to be some sort of psychological, metaphorical meaning to this scene — but what it might be I have no idea. I have no additional information about this piece, not even the title, so I really have no idea what the artist was thinking about with it. But I like it. It’s mysterious and seems to invite adventure. It seems appropriate as the new year beckons.
[Picture: My source didn't give the title or date of this wood or linoleum block print by Alberto Beltrán García (Image from here.)]