Art of the 20th Century

 



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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.

 

 


Danzantes frente al mar


 


Cabeza


 


Dos personajes


 


Avion mas rapido que el sonido


 


Carnaval


 


Desnudo en blanco


 


Dos caballos corriendo, en rojo y cafe


 


Dos figuras en azul


 


Dos perros


 


El atormentado


 


El flautista


 


El grito


 


El hombre ante el infinito


 


Hombre con guitarra


 


Hombre con puro


 


Hombre con una guitarra


 


Hombre en negro


 


Hombre radiante de alegria
 

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