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Rufino Tamayo Sol

Rufino Tamayo Sol is an original Mixograph on Arches paper. This print is from the signed and numbered limited edition of 140, signed by Rufino Tamayo in pencil. Pereda 221.

The Mixografia technique is a unique fine art printing process that allows for the production of prints with three-dimensional texture. Pioneering the Mixografia printing process, Rufino Tamayo Mixograph Prints take on the qualities of a bas-relief or fresco.

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.

Title

Sol

Alt. Title

Sun

Medium

Mixograph

Year

1976

Edition

140

Catalogue Raisonné

Pereda 221

Signature

Signed

Size 22.5 x 30.25 (in)
57 x 77 (cm)
Price SOLD
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Rufino Tamayo Sol is an original Mixograph on Arches paper. This print is from the signed and numbered limited edition of 140, signed by Rufino Tamayo in pencil. Pereda 221.

Rufino Tamayo Sol

The Mixografia technique is a unique fine art printing process that allows for the production of prints with three-dimensional texture. Pioneering the Mixografia printing process, Rufino Tamayo Mixograph Prints take on the qualities of a bas-relief or fresco.

Rufino Tamayo Sol

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 Sol

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.

Rufino Tamayo Sol

Rufino Tamayo, a Mexican artist of Zapotecan Indian descent, combined European painting styles and Mexican folk motifs in his paintings and prints. Tamayo, admired the works of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse, developed a strong interest in pre-Columbian art while working at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. He reacted against the political overtones of the Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco; instead, he was concerned with form and symbolism, and combining Mexican styles with Cubism and Surrealism. He was also active in the development of Mixografia, a printmaking technique used to create deep textured effects.

Rufino Tamayo Sol

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Title

Sol

Alt. Title

Sun

Medium

Mixograph

Year

1976

Edition

140

Catalogue Raisonné

Pereda 221

Signature

Signed

Size 22.5 x 30.25 (in)
57 x 77 (cm)
Price SOLD