Current Location:
Section 39 (VS) -> Bottom Shelf (VS39)
Location Notes:
IDC Storage; Vertical Storage; Section 39; Bottom Shelf

The Obscure Man

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.L251.1
Artist:
Rufino Tamayo
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1970
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 20 in
Description:
Anthropomorphic figure bespeckled with black dots on a red and tan background; reminiscent of cave drawings .
Historical Context:
Rufiano Tamayo was a Mexican painter who combined native Mexican folk themes with the popular artistic movements of his time, including Cubism, Impressionism and Fauvism, among others. He is noted for being one of few artists of the era who did not use his artwork as a means for supporting revolutionary political messages, his work being more reserved and contemplative in nature.