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
© Tamayo Heirs / Mexico / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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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