Lot 24
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Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)

250,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Rufino Tamayo
  • Bodegón con mujer
  • signed and dated 28 upper left
  • 16 1/8 by 15 in.
  • (41 by 38.1 cm)
oil on canvas


Private Collection, California

Catalogue Note

Between 1926 and 1938 [Tamayo] painted a great many oils and gouaches, still lifes and landscapes: arches, cubes and terraces that place him as [Juan] García Ponce has pointed out, in the line of Cézanne. By going a little further along this road he was to come to Braque. It was not cubist painting but one of the consequences of that movement, one of the roads opened up after Cubism. In other canvases of those years we find a freer, more lyrical inspiration that might be described as the exaltation of everyday life through colour, sensuousness rather than eroticism: Matisse.

--Octavio Paz