Jul 22, 2016

Figure of a Woman

Figure of a Woman


Rufino Tamayo

(Mexican, 1899–1991)

printer and publisher

Ediciones Polígrafa

(Spanish, 20th century)

Color lithograph

Image: 76 x 56 cm (29 15/16 x 22 1/16 in.); Sheet: 76 x 56 cm (29 15/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward 1982.354

Catalogue raisonné: Pereda 148

State: I/I

Edition: edition of 75

Impression: 29


Did you know?

The earthy tones and simple shapes of this image suggest decorations on early pre-Colombian pottery.


Rufino Tamayo rejected the political imagery of many of his Mexican contemporaries, such as Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. Like much of his art, this print draws inspiration from his native region, which was known for its indigenous culture into the 1900s.

See also
PR - Lithograph
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