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Google Search: Rufino Tamayo

This week , Carol Vogel reported in the NYTimes that a colorful painting found in the trash was in fact painted by well-known Latin American artist Rufino Tamayo. Tamayo (1899-1991) was a Zapotecan Indian born in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. He moved to M�xico City where he attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas “San Carlos.” Tamayo was exposed to the cultural wealth of pre-Colombian M�xico as he worked as a draftsman at the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia. While his contemporaries Siqueiros, Rivera and Orozco were advocating art with a message, often political, Tamayo’s work focused on plastic forms integrated with a masterful use of colors and textures. Searching Google Images, over 5000 listings popped up for Tamayo.

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