Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Mujer India (54/100), 1959
Color lithograph
31 x 21.75 in (78.74 x 55.24 cm)
Tamayo is a Mexican artist of Mesoamerican Indian descent, who combines European painting styles and Mexican folk motifs in his paintings and prints. He was concerned with form and symbolism, and combining Mexican styles with Cubism and Surrealism. The saturated color, simplified forms and earth-like textures reveals the artist's indigenous roots and also his interest in simple modern subject matter. Color lithograph, 1959. 785x550 mm; 31x21 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 54/100 in pencil, lower margin. Printed in Paris, possibly with Desjobert, though according to Pereda with an unidentified workshop. A very good impression of this scarce, early lithograph. Pereda 55.
Mujer India by Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)