Woman and Bird

Woman and Bird

1944

Rufino Tamayo

(Mexican, 1899-1991)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 123.2 x 102.9 x 6.2 cm (48 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 2 7/16 in.); Unframed: 106.5 x 86 cm (41 15/16 x 33 7/8 in.)

Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1950.583

Description

Rufino Tamayo's work often combined his indigenous Zapotec and Mexican background with his interest in European modernism. The color scheme in Woman and Bird is evocative of pre-Columbian pottery, which the artist collected, while the scene's collapsed plane references Tamayo's interest in Cubism.

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