Colección: Arte y Foto
Artista: Rufino Tamayo
Editor: Diana C. Du Pont
Rufino Tamayo is one of the principal Mexican modernists and he brought international acclaim to Mexico.
This edition traces the steps from the first canvases, impressionist landscapes, to his last work, reflections on his mortality, where Tamayo’s work is reinterpreted discovering the numerous trajectories of this painter, both geographical and creative, throughout his prolific career in the City of Mexico, New York and Paris that spanned seven decades.
Tamayo coexisted with the Three Great Names in Mexican muralism: José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, who aspired to a social realism, where aesthetic values were defined by politics. Junto a ellos, Tamayo was known as the “Fourth Great Name”, being the discordant counterpoint, the passionate defender of formalism.
An essential book for anyone interested both in the art of modern Mexico and in 20th century figurative painting.