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Rufino Tamayo Perro de Luna

Rufino Tamayo Perro de Luna is an original colored lithograph on Arches paper. From the signed and numbered edition of 100 published by Editions Press, San Francisco. P 135. Perro de Luna was created for “The Mexican Masters Suite” along with artists Cuevas, Siquieros and Zuniga. Referencing classical pre-Columbian Izquincles, a dog of Mexican origin, Tamayo’s dog, meditates on the vastness of nature and the cosmos.

Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican painter and printmaker known for his large-scale murals and vivid use of color. Like Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco, Tamayo helped garner international attention for Mexican art. Influenced by his pre-Columbian heritage as well as Cubism and Surrealism, Tamayo portrayed vernacular subjects like watermelons and animals in a unique formal vocabulary. “Art is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere,” he stated. “It grows out of the earth, the textures of our lives, and our experience.” Born on August 26, 1899 in Oaxaca, Mexico, Tamayo left the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts after a year and began to teach himself. He moved to New York in the 1930s after having a falling out with the politically driven Rivera and Siqueiros in his home county. Eventually returning to Mexico in 1959, he founded the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in his birthplace of Oaxaca during the early 1980s

Alt. Title

Moon Dog

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1973

Edition

100

Catalogue Raisonné

Pereda 135

Signature

Signed

Size 22.25 x 30.25 (in)
57 x 77 (cm)
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Rufino Tamayo Perro de Luna is an original Lithograph in colors on Arches paper. This print is from the signed and numbered edition of 100 published by Editions Press, San Francisco. P 135. Perro de Luna was created for “The Mexican Masters Suite” along with artists Cuevas, Siquieros and Zuniga. Referencing classical pre-Columbian Izquincles, a dog of Mexican origin, Tamayo’s dog, meditates on the vastness of nature and the cosmos.

Rufino Tamayo Perro de Luna

Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican painter and printmaker known for his large-scale murals and vivid use of color. Like Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco, Tamayo helped garner international attention for Mexican art. Influenced by his pre-Columbian heritage as well as Cubism and Surrealism, Tamayo portrayed vernacular subjects like watermelons and animals in a unique formal vocabulary. “Art is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere,” he stated. “It grows out of the earth, the textures of our lives, and our experience.”

Rufino Tamayo Perro de Luna

Born on August 26, 1899 in Oaxaca, Mexico, Tamayo left the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts after a year and began to teach himself. He moved to New York in the 1930s after having a falling out with the politically driven Rivera and Siqueiros in his home county. Eventually returning to Mexico in 1959, he founded the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in his birthplace of Oaxaca during the early 1980s. The artist continued to produce some of his most compelling works including Moon and Sun (1990) right up until his death on June 24, 1991 in Mexico City, Mexico at the age of 91. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.

Rufino Tamayo Perro de Luna

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Alt. Title

Moon Dog

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1973

Edition

100

Catalogue Raisonné

Pereda 135

Signature

Signed

Size 22.25 x 30.25 (in)
57 x 77 (cm)
Price Price on Request