Art of the 20th Century

 



Art Styles in 20th century Art Map



 






Rufino Tamayo







 

Rufino Tamayo

(b Oaxaca, 29 Aug 1899; d 24 June 1991).

Mexican painter, printmaker, sculptor and collector. He is one of a select group of Mexican painters who attained international reputations in the 20th century, in his case sustained over a long and varied career. Opposed to the ideological current represented by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco, he eschewed ephemeral political messages in favour of purely pictorial and aesthetic questions. He came from a region in Mexico noted for its traditions and indigenous groups, its Pre-Columbian art and highly-coloured popular art, all of which influenced his work as early as Woman in Grey (1931; Mexico City, Mus. A. Mod.), a primitivistic image of a female nude. Throughout his life he collected more than 1000 Pre-Columbian ceramics and sculptures, donating them in 1974 to the people of Oaxaca as the Museo de Arte Prehispánico.

 

 


Women of Tehuantepec
1939


 


Animals
1941


 


Banistas


 


Las musas de la pintura


 


Llamada de la revolucion


 


Dos figuras en amarillo


 


Retrato de Dubuffet


 


Torso


 


Torso de hombre


 


Tres personajes


 


Tres personajes


 


Tres personajes cantando


 


Vendedores de pescado


 


Virtuoso al piano


 


Dos mujeres


 


Dos mujeres en reposo


 


Perro de exposicion


 


Anuncio de cortes1a


 


Manos Arriba
1989
 

 


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