October 30, 2020 – March 14, 2021
Rufino Tamayo: Textures of Our Lives explores the arc of the artist’s printmaking career in terms of technique while exploring the intersection of French and Spanish language and culture via his illustrations of various texts.
Tamayo, unlike many of his better known Mexican contemporaries such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siquieros, and José Clemente Orozco, avoided creating art that was overtly political. After the Mexican Revolution, he found inspiration for his work in a traditional vision of Mexico and his own Zapotec heritage.
This selection of prints and illustrated books in this installation are drawn from the collections of the Georgia Museum of Art, the Princeton University Firestone Library, and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.