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Rufino Tamayo


Painted on the eve of America’s entry into World War II, while Tamayo was living in New York, this pair of snarling dogs captures, in the words of fellow Mexican painter Juan Soriano, “that horror before a world that was turning to stone before our eyes.” Set against an eerily vacant yellow backdrop bathed in a red glow, the dogs, with their fangs bared, strike an anxious note, while the pale-blue bones near their paws suggest death or carnage. 42 more words

Girl with Hoop (Niña con aro)

Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899-1991)

Mexico, 1932

Mexico at the DMA: A History

Last week the exhibition México 1900-1950 opened to big crowds, but it is just the most recent DMA exhibition to focus on the art and artists of Mexico. 507 more words

Dallas Museum Of Art

20th-Century Mexican Art Collection on exhibit in Bologna through March 26, 2017

The Gelman Collection: Mexican Art of the 20th-Century

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, María Izquierdo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Ángel Zárraga

Through March 26, 2017 at the Palazzo Albergati, Bologna – ITALY… 315 more words

International Art Exhibitions & Events

Paint the Revolution: Exploring a New Mexican Identity at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Paint the Revolution:Mexican Modernism, an exhibition of Mexican Art from 1910-1950 is an eclectic selection of paintings, works on paper, chapbooks, posters, magazines, photographs,  video and sculpture. 759 more words

Visual Art

Colour and transparency

I first read about “transparency” in Rudolf Arnheim’s Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye (updated version, 1974) . I must have absorbed the basic idea, because I applied it without realising when I painted an  175 more words

No 374 Rufino Tamayo

“Art is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere. It grows out of the earth, the textures of our lives, and our experience.” Rufino Tamayo, a Mexican painter active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction with surrealist influences, died on June 24, 1991.