Noche de Damas Chinas

by Carlos Luna

Oil on Canvas

72 x 62 in
(183 x 157.5 cm)




CCG Art Collection, Miami, Florida, USA.



Complejo Cultural Universitario, Puebla, Mexico, August 18, 2009 – January 17, 2010.

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, October 2, 2008 – February 23, 2009.



Pablo Picasso Ceramics, Carlos Luna Paintings, p. 130 – 131 (Cat.26), Published 2008, ISBN: 978-0-9678056-8-9.


Museum Description

Carlos Luna
Noche de damas chinas     

Damas chinas portrays two male figures seemingly in deep concentration. The two characters are similarly dressed in hat and armor-like outfits and seated in red frame chairs on opposite sides of a black and red checkerboard. This foreground is set against a background of blue and black squares within squares. The pictorial space here differs from most of Luna’s compositions as, except for the two figures, it consists entirely of flat, geometric shapes. The checkerboard is also flat and visually parallel to the background without any concession to its three-dimensional object-hood. Peering over the top side of the checkerboard is the Elegguá, poised to observe, or to guide the moves.

 Curtis L. Carter ©