Clock without Time

Clock without Time

1977

Rufino Tamayo

(Mexican, 1899-1991)

printer

Taller de Gráfica Mexicana

Mixograph (bronze plate case from wax)

Watermarks: Arches

Support: Handmade wove paper

Overall: 56 x 74.2 cm (22 1/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Gift of Pamela Elizabeth Ward in loving memory of her parents, William E. and Evelyn Svec Ward 2005.124

Catalogue raisonné: Pereda 237

State: I/I

Edition: edition of 125 (this impression from deluxe edition of 25)

Impression: XXIII

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

Description

Rufino Tamayo rejected the political imagery of many of his Mexican contemporaries, such as Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. Like much of Tamayo's art, this print draws inspiration from his native region, which was known for its indigenous culture into the 1900s. The artist created it using Mixography, his own technique of printing from a cast bronze plate that embossed texture and dimensionality into paper.

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