Mask

Mask
Artist:
Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991)
Date:
1964
Medium:
Lithograph 
Dimensions:
sheet: 22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Anonymous Gift 
Accession Number:
P.1967.20.025 
Copyright:
© D.R. Rufino Tamayo / Herederos / México / 2012 Fundación Olga y Rufino Tamayo, A.C. 
Not on View
Description

Oaxacan–born and of Zapotec descent, Rufino Tamayo incorporated both his Mexican and Pre-Columbian heritages into his oeuvre. Unlike the output of his well-known countrymen—Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros—Tamayo’s work was not politically charged but was instead concerned with the formal and the decorative. Much to the dismay of his peers, he embraced the idioms of European surrealism and cubism. References to the cosmos permeate his paintings, prints and sculpture, as does figural subject matter, drawn from the schematic, masklike faces of Mexican folk art and Pre-Columbian sculpture. While he was internationally recognized for his vibrant works on canvas, during his expansive seven-decade career Tamayo was also a dedicated printmaker, highly interested in every step of the process, including making his own paper.

Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by fax or mail.

Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.

Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.

Please fill our our Online Reproduction Request Form or download the Application for Reproduction Permission PDF Form and submit it to the Office of Rights and Reproductions.

E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (626) 449-6840 x 3300
Fax: (626) 796-4978
   

Additional Artwork by Artist